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PATIENCE Trial: Prospective Algorithm for Treatment of NTM in Cystic Fibrosis (PATIENCE)

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02419989
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 17, 2015
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2021
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Children's Hospital Colorado
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jerry A. Nick, M.D., National Jewish Health

Brief Summary:
Isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from the sputum of individuals with CF is an increasingly common finding, and the lack of an evidenced-based approach to treatment of NTM disease has been identified as one of the greatest unmet needs within the CF community. Current evidence predicts that the prevalence of NTM will remain relatively high in the CF population. Approaches to NTM disease treatment differ widely between centers, and expected outcomes are not known. This study is observational and follows current best practices. The study will help define response to treatment, and collect relevant data associated with treatment of NTM disease to build a framework for future therapeutic trials.

Condition or disease
Cystic Fibrosis

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 70 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective Evaluation of a Standardized Approach to Diagnosis (PREDICT) and Treatment (PATIENCE) of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Disease in Cystic Fibrosis
Actual Study Start Date : January 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2023

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CF patients
Male and female subjects with CF age 6 years and older who meet diagnostic criteria for NTM disease through participation in the PREDICT (Part A) study who are being offered NTM treatment.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion who adhere to the protocol based on: number of respiratory cultures obtained per year, withdrawals or major deviations from protocol [ Time Frame: 12 months following end of antibiotic treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Duration and combinations of NTM treatment regimens received [ Time Frame: At end of treatment interval ]
  2. Proportion requiring antibiotic course change due to intolerance or lack of microbiological conversion (i.e. eradication from sputum) [ Time Frame: At end of treatment interval ]
  3. Proportion who complete ≥ 12 months of treatment since first negative culture [ Time Frame: At end of treatment interval ]
  4. Proportion eradicating NTM defined by ≥ 12 months of negative cultures since end of treatment [ Time Frame: 12 months following end of treatment ]
  5. Variability between sites for NTM eradication success [ Time Frame: 12 months following end of treatment ]
  6. Time to treatment discontinuation due to treatment success [ Time Frame: 12 months following end of treatment ]
  7. Clinical outcomes (FEV1, growth parameters, CFQ-R) [ Time Frame: 12 months following end of treatment ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Samples collected may include serum, sputum, whole blood, breath, urine, and NTM isolates.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 99 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Male and female subjects with CF age 6 years and older with a confirmed diagnosis of NTM disease who are initiating treatment for NTM.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Previous participation in PREDICT and diagnosis of NTM disease for the same species of NTM
  2. Intention to treat for NTM disease for M. avium complex or M. abscessus complex
  3. Written informed consent (and assent when applicable) obtained from participant or participant's legal representative
  4. Signed informed consent to participate in data submission to the CFF Patient Registry
  5. Be willing and able to initiate treatment for NTM and to adhere to study procedures in the context of clinical care, and other protocol requirements

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnant or breastfeeding
  2. Has any other condition that, in the opinion of the Site Investigator/designee, would preclude informed consent or assent, make study participation unsafe, complicate interpretation of study outcome data, or otherwise interfere with achieving the study objectives

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02419989

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Contact: Valerie Lovell, RN (303) 398-1265
Contact: Meg Anthony, MSW (720) 777-2945

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Sponsors and Collaborators
National Jewish Health
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Children's Hospital Colorado
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Principal Investigator: Jerry A Nick, MD National Jewish Health
Principal Investigator: Stacey Martiniano, MD Children's Hospital Colorado
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Responsible Party: Jerry A. Nick, M.D., Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health Identifier: NCT02419989    
Other Study ID Numbers: NTM-OB-17 (PATIENCE PART B)
First Posted: April 17, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 13, 2021
Last Verified: May 2021

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Jerry A. Nick, M.D., National Jewish Health:
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cystic Fibrosis
Pathologic Processes
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases