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Efficacy and Safety of Ciclesonide in Preschool Children With Asthma (2 to 6 Years) (BY9010/M1-207)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00163449
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 8, 2016
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Brief Summary:
The aim of the present study is to compare the efficacy of inhaled ciclesonide in pre-school children. Ciclesonide will be inhaled once daily, using one of three dose levels and tested versus placebo. The study duration consists of a baseline period (2 to 4 weeks) and a treatment period (24 weeks). The study will provide further data on safety and tolerability of ciclesonide.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Drug: Ciclesonide Drug: Placebo Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Official Title: BALLOON: Efficacy and Safety - Study by ALTANA on Ciclesonide in Pre-school Asthma Patients
Study Start Date : November 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2007

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Drug Information available for: Ciclesonide

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Ciclesonide 40 µg
Drug: Ciclesonide
Efficacy and Safety of Ciclesonide

Active Comparator: 2
Ciclesonide 80 µg
Drug: Ciclesonide
Efficacy and Safety of Ciclesonide

Active Comparator: 3
Ciclesonide 160 µg
Drug: Ciclesonide
Efficacy and Safety of Ciclesonide

Placebo Comparator: 4
Drug: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. time to first moderate or severe asthma exacerbation. [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. rate of patients with moderate or severe asthma exacerbation [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  2. rate of patients with moderate asthma exacerbation [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  3. rate of patients with severe asthma exacerbation [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  4. time to first moderate asthma exacerbation [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  5. time to first severe asthma exacerbation [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  6. asthma symptom score from diary [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  7. use of rescue medication [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  8. patient perceived asthma control [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  9. quality of life data (PACQLQ) [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  10. morning and evening PEF from diary [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  11. pulmonary function variables measured at the investigational sites [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  12. adverse events [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  13. physical examination [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  14. vital signs [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  15. laboratory work-up [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  16. serum cortisol [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  17. urine cortisol variables [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  18. body growth determined by stadiometry. [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Main Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent by the parents or legal guardians of the patient
  • Outpatients
  • Good health with the exception of asthma
  • Documented diagnosis of asthma for more than 6 months
  • Use of rescue medication only or pretreatment with a controller drug

Main Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concomitant severe diseases
  • Diseases contraindicated for the use of inhaled steroids
  • Other relevant lung diseases causing impairment in pulmonary function
  • Recurrent, episodic wheezing only
  • History of life-threatening asthma
  • History of any mechanical ventilation
  • Clinically relevant abnormal laboratory values suggesting an unknown disease and requiring further clinical evaluation
  • Premature birth (< 32 weeks gestation)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00163449

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: AstraZeneca AstraZeneca AstraZeneca
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT00163449    
Other Study ID Numbers: BY9010/M1-207
First Posted: September 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 8, 2016
Last Verified: December 2016
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Allergic Agents