Investigate the Impact of Early Treatment Initiation With Tiotropium in Patients Recovering From Hospitalization for an Acute COPD Exacerbation 1

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boehringer Ingelheim
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01663987
First received: August 9, 2012
Last updated: June 17, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
  Purpose

A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel group, multi center study to assess the safety and efficacy of tiotropium bromide (18 µg) delivered via the HandiHaler® in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) subjects recovering from hospitalization for an acute exacerbation (Hospital Discharge 1)


Condition Intervention Phase
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Drug: tiotropium bromide
Drug: Placebo
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind, Parallel Group, Multi Center Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Tiotropium Bromide (18 µg) Delivered Via the HandiHaler® in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Subjects Recovering From Hospitalization for an Acute Exacerbation (Hospital Discharge Study 1)

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Further study details as provided by Boehringer Ingelheim:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline of Trough FEV1 at 12 Weeks on Study Drug [ Time Frame: Baseline and 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change from baseline in trough FEV1 (forced expiratory volume in 1 second) at 12 weeks on study medication. Trough FEV1 is defined as FEV1 measurement prior to the next dosing of study drug and approximately 24 hours after the last inhalation of drug.

  • Percentage of Patients With Next Adverse Clinical Outcome Event From the Two Twin Trials, Present 205.477 (NCT01663987) and 205.478 (NCT01662986) [ Time Frame: From first drug administration to the last timepoint with information of clinical adverse outcome available, up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Percentage of patients with next adverse clinical outcome event occured during the study, defined as the combined endpoint of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations per Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) definition, all-cause re-hospitalization, or all-cause mortality.

    Time to the next adverse clinical outcome event from the two twin trials, was defined as a primary endpoint but was not analysed numerically, so this endpoint is presented instead.

    This endpoint was analysed using combined data, as specified in the analysis plan.



Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline of Trough FVC at 12 Weeks on Study Drug [ Time Frame: Baseline and 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change from baseline of trough Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) at 12 weeks on study drug.

  • Percentage of Patients With Adverse Clinical Event on Study [ Time Frame: From first drug administration to the last timepoint with information of clinical adverse outcome available, up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Percentage of patients with adverse clinical event during on study, which is defined as the combined endpoint of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations per Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) definition, all-cause re-hospitalisation, or all cause mortality.

  • Change From Baseline of Trough FEV1 at 12 Weeks on Study Drug From the Two Twin Trials, Present 205.477 (NCT01663987) and 205.478 (NCT01662986) [ Time Frame: Baseline and 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Change from baseline of Trough FEV1 (forced expiratory volume in one second) at 12 weeks on study drug.

    Trough FEV1 is defined as the FEV1 measurement prior to the next dosing of study drug and approximately 24 hours after last inhalation of drug.

    This endpoint was analysed using combined data, as specified in the analysis plan.


  • Change From Baseline of Trough FVC at 12 Weeks From the Two Twin Trials, Present 205.477 (NCT01663987) and 205.478 (NCT01662986) [ Time Frame: Baseline and 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Change from baseline of trough Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) at 12 weeks on study drug.

    This endpoint was analysed using combined data, as specified in the analysis plan.


  • Percentage of Patients With COPD Exacerbation From the Two Twin Trials, Present 205.477 (NCT01663987) and 205.478 (NCT01662986) [ Time Frame: from first drug administration to the last timepoint with information of clinical adverse outcome available, up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Percentage of patients with COPD exacerbation on study was analysed for the combined study.

    A COPD exacerbation was defined as a complex of lower respiratory events/symptoms (increase or new onset) related to the underlying COPD with duration of three days or more, requiring a change in treatment where a complex of lower respiratory events/symptoms was defined as at least two of the following: 1) Shortness of breath; 2) Sputum production (volume); 3)Occurrence of purulent sputum; 4) Cough; 5) Wheezing; 6) Chest tightness. Onset of exacerbation was defined by the onset of first recorded symptom.The end of exacerbation was decided by the investigator based on clinical judgment.

    A required change in treatment included either prescription of antibiotics and/or systemic steroids; and a newly prescribed maintenance respiratory medication (i.e. bronchodilators including theophyllines and PDE4-inhibitors).

    This endpoint was analysed using combined data, as specified in the analysis plan.


  • Percentage of Patients With All-cause Hospitalization From the Two Twin Trials, Present 205.477 (NCT01663987) and 205.478 (NCT01662986) [ Time Frame: from first drug administration to the last timepoint with information of clinical adverse outcome available, Up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Percentage of patients with all-cause hospitalization outcome event occured during the study was analysed for the combined study.

    All-cause hospitalization included all hospitalizations, except planned hospitalizations for elective procedures. Hospitalizations occurring on the same day as discharge were not considered a separate admission.

    This endpoint was analysed using combined data, as specified in the analysis plan.


  • Percentage of Patients With 30-day Readmission Rates Outcome Event From the Two Twin Trials, Present 205.477 (NCT01663987) and 205.478 (NCT01662986) [ Time Frame: from date of hospital discharge prior to randomization up to readmission days >1 and <31 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Percentage of patients with 30-day hospital readmission rates outcome events was analysed.

    Days to hospital readmission were calculated as:Hospital readmission days = Readmission date - Date of hospital discharge + 1.

    The 30-day hospital readmission analysis summarized the frequency of patients with hospital readmission and readmission days >1 and <31 days using the TS.

    This endpoint was analysed using combined data, as specified in the analysis plan.


  • Number of COPD Exacerbation Events From the Two Twin Trials, Present 205.477 (NCT01663987) and 205.478 (NCT01662986) [ Time Frame: Start of treatment to the last timepoint with information of clinical adverse outcome available, up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Number of COPD exacerbation per patient year outcome event occured during the study was analysed descriptively by calculating average occurrence (number of events per patient year drug exposure) by treatment group for on study period using the TS.

    This endpoint was analysed using combined data, as specified in the analysis plan.


  • Number of All-cause Hospitalization Event From the Two Twin Trials, Present 205.477 (NCT01663987) and 205.478 (NCT01662986) [ Time Frame: From first drug administration to the last timepoint with information of clinical adverse outcome available, up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Number of all-cause hospitalization per patient year outcome event occured during the study was analysed descriptively by calculating average occurrence (number of events per patient year drug exposure) by treatment group for on study period using the TS.

    This endpoint was analysed using combined data, as specified in the analysis plan.


  • Time to Event: Time to Recovery (EXACT-PRO) From the Two Twin Trials, Present 205.477 (NCT01663987) and 205.478 (NCT01662986) [ Time Frame: From first drug administration to the last timepoint with information of clinical adverse outcome available, up to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Time to event: Time to recovery (EXACT-PRO) was not analysed, only Kaplan meier curve was plotted. EXACT-PRO total scores were transformed to smooth scores for determining time to recovery and all other endpoints related to the EXACT questionnaire. The day-2 score was transformed to the mean of the total scores recorded on Day 1, 2 and 3. Similarly, each subsequent day's score was transformed to the mean score using a rolling 3-day average.

    This endpoint was analysed using combined data, as specified in the analysis plan.



Enrollment: 79
Study Start Date: August 2012
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 18 mcg tiotropium
Patient to receive one tiotropium bromide inhalation powder capsule daily (in the morning) via HandiHaler
Drug: tiotropium bromide
18 mcg QD
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Patient to receive one placebo capsule daily (in the morning) identical to those containing tiotropium bromide inhalation powder via HandiHaler
Drug: Placebo
QD

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

The following inclusion criteria apply at Visit 0:

  1. All subjects must sign an informed consent consistent with the International Conference on Harmonization - Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) guidelines prior to participation in the trial and conducting any study procedures.
  2. Male or female subjects 40 years of age or older.
  3. Hospitalization for a primary diagnosis of acute COPD exacerbation for =14 days. Determination of accuracy of admission diagnosis will be at the discretion of the investigator.
  4. Patient reported hospital length of stay and discharge date (confirmed with hospital discharge summary/hospital records; however, medical record confirmation may occur following randomization).

    The following inclusion criteria apply at Visit 1:

  5. Discharged from the hospital =10 days from date of randomization.
  6. All subjects must have a diagnosis of COPD (P12-01205), and have documented airway obstruction with a post-bronchodilator FEV1/FVC <0.7(See Section 5.1.2, Pulmonary Function Testing). The diagnosis of COPD can be made at Visit 1 if no PFT data available within the past 12 months.
  7. Subjects must be current or ex-smoker with a smoking history of =10 pack-years:

Pack-years = Number of cigarettes/day x years of smoking 20 cigarettes/ pack 8. Subjects must be able to inhale medication in a competent manner from the HandiHaler® device (Appendix 10.1) and from a metered dose inhaler (MDI).

Exclusion criteria:

The following exclusion criterion applies at Visit 0:

  1. No more than 30 days of therapy with any long-acting inhaled anticholinergic over preceding 3 months prior to discharge from the hospital, and no therapy with any long acting anticholinergic post discharge (no use between hospital discharge and randomization) or any other restricted concomitant medications

    The following exclusion criteria apply at Visit 1:

  2. Presence of a significant disease (in the opinion of the investigator) which may put the subject at risk because of participation in the study or may influence the subject's ability to participate in the study for up to 2 years.
  3. A documented history of myocardial infarction during the hospitalization preceding randomization. Subjects being stable with a history of cardiac stents are permitted.
  4. Any unstable or life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia requiring intervention or change in drug therapy during the last year.
  5. Subjects with asthma (subject treated for asthma in the last 2 years, history of childhood asthma is permitted), cystic fibrosis, clinical diagnosis of bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary thromboembolic disease or known active tuberculosis.

7. Malignancy for which the subject has undergone resection, radiation, chemotherapy or biological treatments within the last two years or is currently on active radiation therapy, chemotherapy or biological treatment. Subjects with treated basal cell carcinoma and non-invasive squamous cell skin carcinoma are allowed.

8. Hospitalization for cardiac failure (New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III or IV) during the hospitalization preceding randomization.

9. Known hypersensitivity to anticholinergic drugs, lactose, or any other components of the HandiHaler® or MDI inhalation solution delivery system.

10. Known moderate to severe renal impairment as judged by the investigator. 11. Known narrow angle glaucoma as judged by the investigator. 12. Significant symptomatic prostatic hyperplasia or bladder-neck obstruction. Subjects whose symptoms are controlled on treatment may be included. 13. Pregnant or nursing women or women of childbearing potential not using a medically approved means of contraception (i.e., oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices, diaphragm or sub dermal implants e.g., Norplant) for at least three months prior to and for the duration of the trial.

14. Significant alcohol or drug abuse within the past 12 months. 15. Previously randomized in this study or currently participating in another interventional study.

16. Visual impairment that as judged by the investigator does not allow the subject to independently read and complete the questionnaires and eDiary.

17. Any significant or new ECG findings at Visit 1 as judged by the investigator, including, but not limited to signs of acute ischemia, arrhythmia.

18. Treatment with any restricted pulmonary medication. 19. Residing in an assisted living facility.

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Boehringer Ingelheim
Investigators
Study Chair: Boehringer Ingelheim Boehringer Ingelheim
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Boehringer Ingelheim
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01663987     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 205.477
Study First Received: August 9, 2012
Results First Received: May 1, 2015
Last Updated: June 17, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Lung Diseases
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Disease Attributes
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pathologic Processes
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Bromides
Tiotropium
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Anticonvulsants
Autonomic Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Cholinergic Agents
Cholinergic Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Parasympatholytics
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Respiratory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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