Side Effects of Pulmonary Hypertension Medications

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2015 by Stanford University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jeffrey A. Feinstein, Stanford University Identifier:
First received: April 3, 2012
Last updated: November 17, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
The study seeks to analyze the patient reported effects of pulmonary hypertension medications and compare these with the side effects described on the package inserts. Side effects for these PH medications have been described in the adult population, but have never been described in the pediatric population. This information can better improve patient care and be used to characterize the side effects resultant from these medications.

Pulmonary Hypertension

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Patient Reported Side Effects of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Medications

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Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patients Experience Side Effects [ Time Frame: Open ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension

Detailed Description:
As part of standard of care, patients are routinely asked about any symptoms they might be experiencing. This study seeks to quantify these symptoms for research purposes. Participants will be identified through those who attend the pediatric pulmonary hypertension clinic at LPCH. Only children who are currently on one of seven PH medications (Bosentan, Epoprostenol, Letairis, Sildenafil, Tadalafil, Treprostinil, Ventaris) will be approached. Patients who consent to be in the study will answer a brief series of questions pertaining to the presence and duration of their symptoms. These will be correlated to a list of side effects taken from Lexicomp (a medication database).

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension seen in the pulmonary hypertension clinic at Stanford Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Inclusion Criteria:

  • pulmonary hypertension
  • currently taking at least one of the following PH medications (Bosentan, Epoprostenol, Letairis, Sildenafil, Tadalafil, Treprostinil, Ventaris)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • >18 years
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01571713

Contact: Jeffrey Feinstein, MD, MPH 650 723 7913

United States, California
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford Recruiting
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Contact: Jeffrey Feinstein, MD, MPH    650-723-7913   
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Feinstein, MD, MPH         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Jeffrey A. Feinstein, Principle Investigator, Stanford University Identifier: NCT01571713     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PHSE22242
Study First Received: April 3, 2012
Last Updated: November 17, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension, Pulmonary
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
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