Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Markers and Prognosis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2009 by UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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First received: January 18, 2008
Last updated: June 3, 2009
Last verified: June 2009

The study aim is to verify the association between the changes in markers of disease and patient´s prognosis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Three-Years Follow-up of Diagnostic and Prognostic Markers in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Further study details as provided by UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in COPD disease markers [ Time Frame: Three years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Exacerbation occurence [ Time Frame: Three years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: January 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
COPD patients

Detailed Description:

In a previous study, 120 COPD patients were followed-up during the period of one-year. Analyses of the association between baseline characteristic and the occurence of disease exacerbation was performed. In this study, the patients included in the previous research will be contacted and invited to participate in a complete evaluation after a three-year period. The association of the changes in dyspnea perception, spirometry variables, body composition, quality of life and exercise tolerance measures with disease prognostic will studied.


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 95 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Pulmonary outpatient clinic


Inclusion Criteria:

  • COPD diagnosis according to the GOLD criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Asthma
  • Inability to perform pulmonary function and exercise tolerance tests
  • Recent myocardial infarction or unstable angina
  • Congestive heart failure: class III/IV
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00605540

Contact: Irma de Godoy, PhD, MD 55-14-38822969
Contact: Renata Ferrari, BS 55-14-38822969

Botucatu School of Medicine Recruiting
Botucatu, SP, Brazil, 18618-000
Principal Investigator: Irma de Godoy, PhD, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp
Study Chair: Irma de Godoy, PhD, MD Botucatu School of Medicine
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Responsible Party: Irma de Godoy, Botucatu School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00605540     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: upeclin/HC/FMB-Unesp-06
Study First Received: January 18, 2008
Last Updated: June 3, 2009
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

Keywords provided by UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp:
Disease markers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on August 27, 2014