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Open, Randomised, Multi-center Study of on Demand Versus Continuous Esomeprazole Treatment in Patient With GERD (NEED)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02670642
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 2, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 2, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AstraZeneca

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare on demand with continuous treatment of endoscopy negative subjects with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), with esomeprazole 20-mg once daily, with regards to willingness to continue in the study as a result of satisfactory treatment over a six-month long term management period, after initial symptom relief.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gastroesophageal Reflux Drug: Esomeprazole Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 877 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: On Demand vs Continuous Treatment of Endoscopy Negative Subjects With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) With Esomeprazole 20-mg Once Daily Over a 6 Months Long Term Treatment Phase. An Open, Randomised, Multicenter Study. NEED.
Study Start Date : August 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2002

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MedlinePlus related topics: GERD

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: On demand 20 mg esomeprazole
On demand treatment with 20-mg esomeprazole once daily when needed
Drug: Esomeprazole
Proton pump inhibitor
Other Name: Nexium

Active Comparator: Continuous 20 mg esomeprazole
Continuous treatment with 20 mg esomeprazole once daily
Drug: Esomeprazole
Proton pump inhibitor
Other Name: Nexium




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Difference between the proportion of patients who discontinued on-demand esomeprazole treatment versus continuous esomeprazole treatment due to unsatisfactory treatment as determined by the investigator in consultation with the patient [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Compare on demand (taken as needed by the patient to adequately control their reflux disease) with continuous treatment of endoscopy negative subjects with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), with esomeprazole 20-mg once daily, with regards to willingness to continue in the study as a result of satisfactory treatment over a six-month long term management period, after initial symptom relief


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reasons for discontinuation of on-demand or continuous esomeprazole treatment assessed by investigator-completed questionnaire at clinical visits [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Mean number of esomeprazole tablets taken measured using the Medical Event Monitoring System (MEMS) container (date and time of use recorded) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  3. Change from baseline in impact of reflux symptoms on health-related quality of life using pre-specified dimensions of the Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale (GSRS) questionnaire [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  4. Difference between the proportion of patients reporting treatment satisfaction with on-demand versus continuous esomeprazole treatment assessed by standard patient-completed electronic questionnaire at clinical visits and premature discontinuation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  5. Frequency of adverse events and assessment of hematology (hemoglobin, leukocytes, thrombocytes) and clinical chemistry (creatinine, alkaline phosphate, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, gamma-glutamyl transferase, total bilirubin) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  6. Individual patterns of esomeprazole tablet usage measured using the Medical Event Monitoring System (MEMS) container (date and time of use recorded) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  7. Change from baseline in impact of reflux symptoms on health-related quality of life using pre-specified dimensions of the Quality Of Life in Reflux And Dyspepsia (QOLRAD) questionnaire [ Time Frame: 6 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Symptoms suggestive of GERD, with heartburn as their predominant symptom (described as a burning feeling, rising from the stomach or lower part of the chest up towards the neck), for longer than 6 months.
  • Heartburn occurring for 4 days or more during the last 7 days prior to endoscopy. Or, if PPI treatment has been started within the last 7 days prior to endoscopy, then heartburn occurring for 4 days or more during the last 7 days prior to start of PPI treatment
  • Male or female, at least 18 years of age (for Austria, at least 19 years of age)
  • Have given written informed consent
  • Ability to read and write (literate)
  • 7 symptom free (from heartburn) days in the last week prior to randomisation (day of visit not included)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Documented esophageal mucosal break
  • History of esophageal, gastric or duodenal surgery, except closure and oversewing of an ulcer
  • Chronic or recurrent abdominal pain associated with a chronic or recurrent bowel disturbance and/or bloating, that in the opinion of the investigator is likely to be due to irritable bowel syndrome or two or more of the following criteria:

    • Symptoms relieved by defecation
    • Symptoms associated with change in frequency of stools
    • Symptoms associated with change in form of stools
  • Any significant "alarm symptoms" such as unintentional weight loss, haematemesis melaena, jaundice or any other sign indicating serious or malignant disease.
  • Subjects with current or historical evidence of the following diseases/conditions

    • Zollinger Ellison syndrome
    • Primary esophageal motility disorder(s) i.e. achalasia, scleroderma, esophageal spasm
    • Complications of GERD such as esophageal stricture, ulcer and/or macroscopic Barrett's metaplasia (longer than 3 centimetres) or significant dysplastic changes in the esophagus
    • Evidence of upper gastrointestinal malignancy at the screening endoscopy
    • Gastric and/or duodenal ulcers within the last 2 years
    • Malabsorption
    • Malignancy, or significant cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, pancreatic or liver disease as judged by the investigator
    • Unstable diabetes mellitus. Stable diabetes controlled on diet, oral agents or insulin is acceptable
    • Cerebrovascular disease, such as cerebral ischemia, infarction, haemorrhage or embolus
  • Subjects using a PPI for more than 10 days in the last 28 days, prior to endoscopy
  • Use of PPIs for more than 5 days in the last 7 days prior to endoscopy
  • Subjects using daily H2-receptor antagonist, prokinetics recommended in the treatment of reflux symptoms or sucralfate during the 2 weeks prior to endoscopy and between the endoscopy and visit 1 and throughout the study
  • Need for continuous concurrent therapy with

    • NSAIDs (including selective COX II antagonists, salicylates (unless<165 mg daily for cardiovascular prophylaxis)
    • anticholinergics
    • prostaglandin analogues
    • phenytoin
    • ketoconazole
    • itraconazole
    • warfarin and other vitamin K antagonists
  • Pregnancy or lactation. Women of childbearing potential must maintain effective contraception during the study period as judged by the investigator (for Austria: Women of child-bearing potential may only be included when their pregnancy status is assessed by the investigator prior to entry and then at monthly basis. For South-Africa and Spain:

Women of child-bearing potential may only be included when their pregnancy status is assessed by the investigator prior to endoscopy)

  • Use of any other investigational compound 28 days prior to start and during the study
  • Requirement of an interpreter (illiterate)
  • Alcohol and/or drug abuse or any condition associated with poor compliance, including expected non-co-operation, as judged by the investigator
  • Previous participation in this study
  • Contra-indications to study drugs, e.g. known or suspected allergy to esomeprazole and any other constituents of the formulation. Known hypersensitivity to substituted benzimidazole

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Sponsors and Collaborators
AstraZeneca
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Ekkehard Bayerdörffer, MD University Hospital Carl-Gustav-Carus, Medical Clinic and Policlinic I, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany

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Responsible Party: AstraZeneca
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02670642     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D9612C00004
First Posted: February 2, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 2, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Esomeprazole
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action