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Palliation of Dyspnea With Morphine in Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease (MORPHILD)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02622022
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 4, 2015
Last Update Posted : April 10, 2019
Skanderbog Apotek
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Charlotte Andersen, University of Aarhus

Brief Summary:

36 patients with interstitial lung disease will be randomized to 1 weeks treatment with morphine hydrochloride as oral linctus 5 mg, four times a day, and 5 mg as needed up to 4 times a day, or corresponding doses of placebo.

VAS score for dyspnea will be evaluated after 1 hour and 1 week at follow up. Other questionnaires will also be evaluated (GAD-7, K-BUILD, Leicester score)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Interstitial Lung Disease Dyspnea Morphine Drug: Morphine hydrochloride Other: Placebo Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 36 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Palliation of Dyspnea With Morphine in Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease
Study Start Date : January 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 6, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : February 6, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Morphine
18 patients treated with oral morphine hydrochloride linctus 5 mg 4 four times daily and as needed up to 4 times daily
Drug: Morphine hydrochloride
Other Name: Placebo

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
18 patients treated with oral linctus corresponding to 5 mg morphine hydrochloride, four times daily and as needed up to 4 times daily
Other: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. VAS dyspnea score [ Time Frame: 1 week ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Oxygen saturation [ Time Frame: 1 hour and 1 week ]
    Peripheral oxygen saturation will be measured after first dose of morphine and placebo as well as after 1 week follow up

  2. K-bild questionnaire [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
    questionnaire regarding interstitial lung specific life quality

  3. GAD-7 questionnaire [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
    VAlidatet score for anxiety and depression

  4. 6 min walk test [ Time Frame: 1 hour and 1 week ]
  5. Leicester Score [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
    cough related score

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 110 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A diagnosis of interstitial lung disease (IPF, NSIP, RA-ILS, Scl-ILS, MCTD-ILS, asbestous, drug induced ILD, unclassified ILD)
  • Dyspnea corresponding to Medial Research Councils (MRC) dyspnea score ≥ 3
  • Written consent
  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • Competent
  • For fertile women: Negative pregnancy test
  • For fertile and sexually active participants: Use of safe anti-conceptionals

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Ongoing infection
  • Decreased lung function to a degree which makes any form of respiratory depression life threatening
  • Treatment with morphine or morphine analogues
  • Allergy towards morphine hydrochloride

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02622022

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Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus C, Denmark, 8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Skanderbog Apotek
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Charlotte Andersen, MD, PhD, University of Aarhus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02622022    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2015-002533-22
First Posted: December 4, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 10, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Charlotte Andersen, University of Aarhus:
placebo controlled
clinical trial
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Interstitial
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents