As Needed Beclomethasone/Salbutamol Combination in Single Inhaler for Mild Persistent Asthma
|First Received Date ICMJE||September 29, 2006|
|Last Updated Date||September 29, 2006|
|Start Date ICMJE||August 2002|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||The primary outcome for comparison across treatment groups was the mean value of morning PEF measured during the last 2 weeks of treatment (weeks 23-24)|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Change History||No Changes Posted|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||As Needed Beclomethasone/Salbutamol Combination in Single Inhaler for Mild Persistent Asthma|
|Official Title ICMJE||Multinational, Double Blind, Randomised, Parallel Group Study on the Therapeutic Efficacy and Safety of Beclomethasone Dipropionate 250 mg Combined With Salbutamol 100 mg in the Treatment of Patients With Mild Persistent Asthma.|
The aim of this study is to reveal that inhaled corticosteroid therapy combined with a short-acting beta2- agonist given on a symptom driven basis is as effective as traditional asthma therapy.
Thus, three advantages will be achieved:
Asthma is widely recognised as a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. The 1997 American National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Guidelines states that a firm scientific basis exists to indicate that asthma results from complex interactions among inflammatory cells, mediators and the cells and tissues resident in the airways.
Despite the existence of effective therapy people still die from asthma. It is pertinent to state that the clinical effect of a drug is not only dependent on the specific action of the drug, but also on the patient’s way of using it. Therefore, compliance is an important factor especially for chronic disorders such as asthma. Indeed, non compliance with asthma therapy is a serious problem. It has been reported that drug side effects, lifestyle, social and economic factors, method of drug delivery and dosing are factors that contribute to poor compliance. The consequences of poor compliance lead to increased morbidity due to increased symptoms and asthma exacerbation.
The NHLBI Guidelines recommend daily treatment for patients with mild persistent asthma with inhaled glucocorticoids (200-500mcg/die) and short-acting bronchodilators as needed but no more than 3-4 times a day.
Comparisons: beclomethasone dipropionate 250 mg combined with salbutamol 100 mg “as needed”, vs salbutamol 100 mg alone “as needed”, vs beclomethasone 250 mg twice a day plus salbutamol 100 mg “as needed” and vs beclomethasone dipropionate 250 mg combined with salbutamol 100 mg twice a day plus salbutamol 100 mg “as needed”, in the treatment of patients with mild persistent asthma.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 3|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Study Arm (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Papi A, Canonica GW, Maestrelli P, Paggiaro P, Olivieri D, Pozzi E, Crimi N, Vignola AM, Morelli P, Nicolini G, Fabbri LM; BEST Study Group. Rescue use of beclomethasone and albuterol in a single inhaler for mild asthma. N Engl J Med. 2007 May 17;356(20):2040-52.|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Completion Date||September 2004|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
|Ages||18 Years to 65 Years|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||Austria, Italy, Poland, Spain|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00382889|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||MC/PR/1401/001/01|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.|
|Verification Date||September 2006|
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