Study to Evaluate the Impact of FeNO Assessments on Asthma Management Decisions in Subject 7 to 60 Years of Age
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01729247|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 20, 2012
Results First Posted : March 3, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 3, 2014
Objective: To evaluate the impact of FeNO assessments on asthma treatment decisions.
Secondary objectives: Evaluate the ability of physicians to correctly assess airway inflammation using standard clinical assessment tools (i.e., prior to FeNO measurement). Estimate the cost consequences of changes in asthma management following FeNO determinations
Number of participants: Approximately 40 to 50 subjects will participate in the study during an (approximately) 8-12 week study enrollment period.
Reference product: NIOX MINO® Instrument (09-1100)
Performance assessments: Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) Measurements will be performed according to the "Perform FeNO Measurement" guidelines on page 7 of the NIOX MINO® User Manual (February, 2011).
Response to Study Physician Questions before (Questions 1, 2, and 3) and after (Question 4) FeNO has been measured and seen by the Physician/Health Care Practitioner.
Safety assessments: The Investigator is responsible for the detection, reporting, and documentation of events meeting the definition of an Adverse Event (AE) and/or Serious Injuries as provided in this clinical investigation plan (CIP) from the time that informed consent has been provided and during the study period
Criteria for evaluation: This is an observational, pilot study and there are currently no plans for a formal statistical analysis. Information gained from this study may be used to design subsequent studies in subjects with asthma. Data collected will be summarized in a clinical study report but will not be subject to formal hypothesis testing
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Asthma||Device: NIOX MINO® Instrument (09-1100)|
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Study Start Date :||October 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2012|
Participants with asthma will have a fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) measurement taken by NIOX MINO® Instrument (09-1100) according to the 'Perform FeNO Measurement' guidelines on page 7 of the NIOX MINO® User Manual (February 2011) during their study visit.
|Device: NIOX MINO® Instrument (09-1100)|
- FeNO Values by ACT Score [ Time Frame: Study Visit (single visit study). Approximately 1 hour. ]Scores on an asthma control test (ACT) of <=19 indicates less well controlled asthma, scores >19 indicate well controlled asthma. Force exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) was measured using a NIOX MINO device. FeNO measures were compared against ACT scores.
- FeNO Categorical Levels by ICS Use [ Time Frame: Study visit (single visit study). Approximately1 hour. ]Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is measured using a NIOX MINO device. FeNO measurements were categorized into low (<25 ppb), intermediate (>=25 to <=50 ppb) and high (>50 ppb). Number of participants falling into FeNO categories were then categorized as those that used inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) or ICS/long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) and those who did not use ICS or ICS/LABA.
- Physician Assessment of Airway Inflammation [ Time Frame: Study visit (single visit study) approximately 1 hour ]Assessment of airway inflammation was performed by an allergist or nurse practitioner/physicians assistant prior to knowledge of forced exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) results. Airway inflammation was categorized as low, intermediate or high. Mean FeNO results were summarized by the physicians assessment of airway inflammation (low, intermediate, high, or unsure).
- Number of Participants Correctly Categorized by True Level of Airway Inflammation [ Time Frame: Study visit (single visit study) approximately 1 hour. ]Assessment of airway inflamation was performed by an allergist or nurse practioner/physicians assistant prior to knowledge of forced exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) results. Airway inflamation was categorized as low, intermediate or high. A summary of the number of participants with correctly identified airway inflammation assessments by the physician for each true level of inflammation are displayed below.
- Asthma Management Changes After FeNO Results Were Considered [ Time Frame: Study visit (single visit study). Approximately1 hour. ]Assessment of airway inflammation was performed by an allergist or nurse practitioner/physicians assistant prior to knowledge of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) results. Airway inflammation was categorized as low, intermediate or high. Based on these assessments asthma medications were prescribed (prior to knowledge of FeNO results). Following the initial prescriptions, the physicians were informed of FeNO results, and any changes to asthma medication prescriptions were recorded. Asthma medications included short-acting beta-agonist (SABA), inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), ICS/long-acting beta-agonist (LABA), leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA), and oral corticosteroid (OCS).
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01729247
|United States, North Carolina|
|North Carolina Clinical Research|
|Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 27607|