Study of Ibuprofen to Preserve Lung Function in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

This study has been completed.
Case Western Reserve University
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FDA Office of Orphan Products Development Identifier:
First received: October 18, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: April 2000


I. Determine the effect of different doses of ibuprofen on neutrophil (polymorphonuclear leukocyte; PMN) delivery to a mucosal surface (the oral mucosa) in patients with cystic fibrosis and healthy controls.

II. Determine the duration of effect (and possible rebound effect) of ibuprofen on PMN delivery to a mucosal surface in these patients.

Condition Intervention
Cystic Fibrosis
Drug: ibuprofen

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by FDA Office of Orphan Products Development:

Estimated Enrollment: 75
Study Start Date: August 1996
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 1999
Detailed Description:


This is an open label study. Patients are randomized into 5 arms, each consisting of 10 healthy volunteers and 5 patients with cystic fibrosis, based on the amount of ibuprofen received during the treatment period.

The study period lasts for at least 15 days and consists of 3 periods: baseline (days 1-3), treatment (days 3-12), and recovery (days 13-15 or longer). During the treatment period patients receive ibuprofen orally every 12 hours (except for a control arm that receives no ibuprofen).


Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes


--Disease Characteristics--

Confirmed diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (CF) based on: Sweat chloride greater than 60 mEq/L AND Typical pulmonary and/or gastrointestinal manifestation of CF OR Healthy volunteers

--Prior/Concurrent Therapy--

At least 30 days since medications with anti-neutrophil or anti-inflammatory effect (e.g., aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs], corticosteroids, macrolide antibiotics)

--Patient Characteristics--

Age: Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF): 5 and over; Healthy volunteers: 18 and over

Hematopoietic: No significant history of hematologic disease

Hepatic: No significant history of hepatic disease

Renal: No significant history of renal disease

Cardiovascular: No significant history of cardiovascular disease

Pulmonary: See Disease Characteristics

Neurologic: No significant history of neurologic disease

Other: Not pregnant; No significant history of peptic ulcer disease; Patients with CF free of any acute illness within 14 days; No prior hypersensitivity to any NSAID

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004440

Sponsors and Collaborators
Case Western Reserve University
Study Chair: Michael W Konstan Case Western Reserve University
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00004440     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/13438, CWRU-FDR001185
Study First Received: October 18, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by FDA Office of Orphan Products Development:
cardiovascular and respiratory diseases
cystic fibrosis
genetic diseases and dysmorphic syndromes
rare disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cystic Fibrosis
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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