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Indianapolis, Indiana 46202


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to assess whether 7% hypertonic saline (HS) is an effective and safe therapy in infants and young children with CF.


Study summary:

A growing body of evidence supports the importance of intervention in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung disease during infancy and early childhood, in order to potentially delay or prevent irreversible lung disease. Yet, aside from antimicrobial therapies, the CF community has no clinical trial evidence base with which to guide pulmonary therapies in children <6 years of age. Hypertonic Saline (HS) is the most attractive chronic maintenance therapy to investigate in these young children because it addresses defective mucociliary clearance, an early step in the cascade of events leading to CF lung disease that is expected to be abnormal prior to the onset of airway infection and inflammation. This study is a randomized, parallel group, controlled trial to assess the efficacy and safety of 7% HS inhaled twice daily for 48 weeks among young children with CF 4 to < 60 months of age at enrollment. The primary hypothesis is that, compared to isotonic saline (IS), HS will decrease the number of protocol-defined pulmonary exacerbations during the 48 week treatment period. The results of the proposed trial may for the first time provide evidence for early initiation of HS, which, by improving mucociliary clearance, may delay or hinder the cycle of infection and inflammation responsible for progressive airway damage in CF lung disease.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of CF by newborn screening or at least one clinical feature of CF, AND either: (a) A documented sweat chloride ≥ 60 mEq/L by quantitative pilocarpine iontophoresis or (b) A genotype with two identifiable CF-causing mutations - Informed consent by parent or legal guardian - Age 4 months to < 60 months at Enrollment visit. If participating in Infant Pulmonary Function testing (selected sites), age 4 months to < 16 months at Enrollment visit. - Ability to comply with medication use, study visits, and study procedures as judged by the site investigator Exclusion Criteria: - Acute intercurrent respiratory infection, defined as an increase in cough, wheezing, or respiratory rate with onset in 1 week preceding Enrollment visit - Acute wheezing at Enrollment visit (prior to HS test dose), or at Infant PFT visit (prior to infant pulmonary function testing), as applicable - Oxygen saturation < 95% (< 90% in centers located above 4000 feet elevation) at Enrollment visit (prior to HS test dose) or at Infant PFT visit (prior to infant pulmonary function testing), as applicable - Other major organ dysfunction, excluding pancreatic dysfunction - Physical findings that would compromise the safety of the subject or the quality of the study data as determined by the site investigator - Investigational drug use within 30 days prior to Enrollment visit, or within 30 days prior to Infant PFT visit as applicable - Treatment with inhaled hypertonic saline at any concentration within 30 days of Enrollment visit, or within 30 days prior to Infant PFT visit as applicable - Chronic lung disease not related to CF - Intolerance of test dose of HS at Enrollment visit - A sibling that has been randomized and is still enrolled in ISIS002 Additional Exclusion Criteria for Participation in Infant Pulmonary Function Testing: - History of adverse reaction to sedation - Clinically significant upper airway obstruction as determined by the Site Investigator (e.g. severe laryngomalacia, markedly enlarged tonsils, significant snoring, diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea) - Severe gastroesophageal reflux, defined as persistent frequent emesis despite anti-reflux therapy - Acute intercurrent respiratory infection, defined as an increase in cough, wheezing, or respiratory rate with onset in 2 weeks preceding visit


NCT ID:

NCT00709280


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Stephanie Davis, MD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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