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Azithromycin Treatment of Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Tracheostomy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00323986
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : May 10, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 10, 2006
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Pfizer
Information provided by:
University of Milan

Brief Summary:

Aims of the study

  • to evaluate the rate of enteric gram negative bacteria colonization in tracheotomised COPD patients
  • to evaluate the effect of azithromycin long-term treatment on Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization and colony counts, and on reduction of the number of exacerbations/hospitalisations, antibiotic courses and steroid use.
  • to evaluate the Quality of Life of patients treated and not treated with azithromycin, using a validate Italian version of St George questionnaire
  • to evaluate the rate of chronic colonization with atypical pathogens
  • to evaluate the safety and tolerability of a long-term treatment with azithromycin, including a survey on possible bacterial antibiotic resistance pattern variations

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
COPD Tracheostomy Drug: azithromycin (drug) Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Azithromycin Treatment of Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Tracheostomy. Effects on Recurrent Respiratory Infections, Inflammatory Parameters and Bacterial Persistence
Study Start Date : October 2004
Study Completion Date : April 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Diseases




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. reduction of number of exacerbations
  2. reduction of number of hospitalisations

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. reduction of colony counts/eradication of bacteria on bronchial aspirates
  2. reduction of steroids and antibiotics use
  3. reduction of inflammatory cytokines in EBC


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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 45 years Tracheotomy History of COPD demonstrated by pulmonary function tests Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy to macrolides Life expectancy < 1 year

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00323986


Locations
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Italy
Istituto Nazionale di riposo e cura per anziani (INRCA)
Casatenovo, Italy, 23880
Istituto Malattie Respiratorie University of Milan
Milan, Italy, 20122
University Hospital Trieste
Trieste, Italy, 34100
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Milan
Pfizer
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Francesco Blasi, MD Istituto Malattie Respiratorie University of Milan Italy
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00323986    
Other Study ID Numbers: 39/2004
First Posted: May 10, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 10, 2006
Last Verified: April 2006
Keywords provided by University of Milan:
COPD
tracheotomy
azithromycin
exacerbation
hospitalisation
exhaled breath condensate
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Azithromycin
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents