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Switching From Tobramycin Inhalation Treatment to Tobramycin Inhaler Treatment: The Effect on CF Patients' Adherence and Quality of Life

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: NCT01749644
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2012 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : December 17, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 18, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Pseudomonas is a common and virulent respiratory bacteria in patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). With time, the infection with Pseudomonas becomes chronic and very difficult to eradicate. The standard treatment of chronic Pseudomonas infection is inhaled Tobramycin which is given every other month.. Inhalation of Tobramycin was proven as an effective treatment that improves the respiratory function and reduces the concentration of bacteria in the sputum. However, inhaled treatment lasts between 15 to 30 minutes twice a day and therefore adherence is a major problem. The effect of switching from inhalation treatment to inhaler treatment on patient's adherence and quality of life has not been studied.

Condition or disease
Alteration in Quality of Life of CF Patients, Following Change of Treatment From Antibiotic Inhalation to Antibiotic Inhaler

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : January 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2015

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CF patients with chronic pseudomonas infection

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement in quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Difference in exacerbation events [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

    To be measured by:

    Worsening of CF symptoms such as coughing, sputum, deterioration in FEV1, all of which require hospitalization

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
CF patients with chronic pseudomonas infection

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 6 years and above, Chronic Pseudomonas infection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Younger than 6 years; No chronic PSeudomonas infection

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01749644

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Contact: Ori Sarouk, MD 97235302884

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Safra Children's Hospital, Sheba Medical Center
Ramat Gan, Israel
Contact: Ifat Sarouk, MD    97235302884      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Ori Efrati, MD Safra Children's hospital, National CF Center
Principal Investigator: Ifat Sarouk, MD Safra Children's Hospital, National CF center

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Responsible Party: Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT01749644    
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-12-9640-OE-CTIL
First Posted: December 17, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 18, 2012
Last Verified: December 2012
Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Pseudomonas Infection, Inhaled Tobramycin
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiratory Aspiration
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents