HRT Versus Etidronate for Osteoporosis and Fractures in Asthmatics Receiving Glucocorticoids.
To determine and compare the effects of Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), etidronate, HRT plus etidronate and no treatment over 5 years in the prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and fractures in post-menopausal women with asthma.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||HRT and/or Etidronate in the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis and Fractures in Post-Menopausal Patients With Asthma Receiving Long-Term Oral and/or Inhaled Glucocorticoids:a Randomised Factorial Trial|
- New symptomatic fractures, new or worsening morphometric fractures of the throaco-lumbar spine, and changes in bone mineral density.
- Unwanted effects
|Study Start Date:||August 1992|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2000|
Multicentre trial involving 13 hospitals in United Kingdom, with patients entered by 17 Consultant Chest Physicians. Consenting patients were randomised in a central office to either HRT, etidronate, HRT plus etidronate or no treatment. Information on the progress of the patients was requested by the co-ordinating office annually for 5 years after entry to the trial. Outcomes were measured as new symptomatic fractures,new or worsening morphometric fractures of the thoraco-lumbar spine and changes in bone mineral density.
|Department of Chest Medicine, Llandough Hospital,|
|Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, CF64 2XX|
|Department of Chest Medicine, Llandough Hospital|
|Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, CF62 2XX|
|Study Director:||Roger M Francis, MD||School of Clinical Medical Studies University of Newcastle, UK.|