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Impact of Chronic Air Pollution on Non-cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01906047
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 23, 2013
Last Update Posted : July 23, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Lieven Dupont, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen KU Leuven

Brief Summary:
We aim at investigation the impact of chronic air pollution exposure on non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis outcome.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:
  • Patient files will be search for time of death and cause of death.
  • Other variables will be collected: bacterial culture results, therapy, gender, age, etc.
  • These data will be linked with pollution data: trafic load, distance to major road, etc.

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Actual Enrollment : 189 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 6 Years
Official Title: Impact of Chronic Air Pollution on Non-cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis
Study Start Date : June 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Air Pollution

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Death [ Time Frame: 6 years ]
    From June 2006 till October 2012, enrolled patients' medical file will be screened if death has occurred. If so, cause of death will be search for in the patients' file.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with a HRCT diagnosis of bronchiectasis and do not have a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. They also need to have typical bronchiectatic disease (recurrent infections and sputum).

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HRCT diagnosis of bronchiectasis
  • recurrent infections or chronic sputum production
  • patients between 18 and 65 years old.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Tumoral disease
  • Traction bronchiectasis due to interstitial lung disease
  • patients older than 65 years or younger than 18 years at recruitment
  • COPD

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01906047

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UZ Leuven
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen KU Leuven
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Principal Investigator: Lieven J Dupont, MD, PhD UZ Leuven
Principal Investigator: Pieter C Goeminne, MD UZ Leuven
Additional Information:

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Dr. Lieven Dupont, Prof. Dr. Lieven Dupont, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen KU Leuven
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01906047    
Other Study ID Numbers: NCFB chronic pollution
First Posted: July 23, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 23, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013
Keywords provided by Dr. Lieven Dupont, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen KU Leuven:
Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pathologic Processes
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases