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Effects Of Oral Prednisolone On Bone Metabolism In Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Information source: GlaxoSmithKline
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Intervention: prednisolone (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: GlaxoSmithKline

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
GSK Clinical Trials, MD, Study Director, Affiliation: GlaxoSmithKline


The aim of this study is to establish associations between blood and urine markers of bone metabolism with histomorphometric changes (changes in the actual bone structure) resulting from short term oral prednisolone treatment in patients with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Clinical Details

Official title: Investigation of the Side Effects of Orally Administered Glucocorticoids. An Open Label Study to Investigate the Effects of Orally Administered Prednisolone on Bone Metabolism in Patients With COPD.

Study design: Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Mineral apposition rate Mineralising surface Eroded surface Bone formation rate Osteocalcin levels Serum and urinary deoxypyridinoline

Secondary outcome: Pharmacokinetic measurements Bone structure and micro computer tomography of bone biopsies Biochemical markers of bone formation, bone break down and hormones


Minimum age: 40 Years. Maximum age: 75 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion criteria:

- Females subjects must be unable to have children.

- BMI 19 - 29. 9

- Non-smokers, ex-smokers or current light smokers (<10 cigarettes/day)

Exclusion criteria:

- High blood pressure

- Other significant disease

- Use of certain medications (to be decided by the investigator)

Locations and Contacts

GSK Clinical Trials Call Centre, Cambridge CB2 2GG, United Kingdom
Additional Information

Starting date: June 2004
Last updated: April 15, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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