Reducing the Acute Care Burden of Childhood Asthma on Health Services in British Columbia
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01326494|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 31, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 6, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Asthma||Drug: Arm 1 Oral Cortico Steroids||Phase 4|
In Canada, asthma affects more the 12% of children. Exacerbation are a common feature of asthma. In children, upper respiratory tract infection (URTI's) are responsible for over 80% of asthma exacerbation.
Experts in asthma care acknowledge this critical problem and have developed guidelines to reduce asthma exacerbation.
The criteria for participation in this study to have 2 or more presentations to a Health Service centre in the past 12 months for URTI induced asthma. These patients will be followed and interviewed monthly over a 12 month period to investigate whether the use of Oral cortico-steroids upon early onset of URTI induced asthma prevents the need for presentation to hospital
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||92 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Reducing the Acute Care Burden of Childhood Asthma on Health Services in British Columbia|
|Study Start Date :||April 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2018|
Active Comparator: Arm 1 Oral Cortico Steroid
A filled prescription will be given to be used upon early onset of symptoms.
Drug: Arm 1 Oral Cortico Steroids
Prednisolone: 1 mg / kg per day course of dose for 5 days up to child's weight of 20 kgs.
Dexamethasone: 0.3mg/kg per dose for 3 days (minimum weight 20 kgs )
Other Name: Prednisone
No Intervention: Usual care for Asthma treatment
monitor the readmission of URTI induced asthma in children over a 12 month period
- Reduction of representation to Health Services for Exacerbation of URTI induced asthma [ Time Frame: One year ]To review the effect of medication given at early onset of symptoms have on reducing the presentation to Health Services and Emergency Departments.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01326494
|Canada, British Columbia|
|BC Children's Hospital|
|Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6H 3V4|
|Principal Investigator:||Bruce Carleton, B.Pharm, Pharm.D.||The University of British Columbia|