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Intermittent Moxifloxacin Therapy For The Prevention Of Acute Exacerbations In Patients With Chronic Bronchitis

Information source: Bayer
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Lung Diseases; Bronchitis, Chronic

Intervention: Avelox (Moxifloxacin, BAY12-8039) (Drug); Placebo (Drug)

Phase: Phase 3

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Bayer

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Bayer Study Director, Study Director, Affiliation: Bayer


Moxifloxacin, is being tested at approximately 60 study centres in 15 countries to determine if this drug, when taken periodically in addition to the patients normal treatment, is effective at reducing the number of flare-ups of chronic bronchitis he has. Approximately 1132 subjects will participate, and it is expected that the study will run for 2 years in order to reach that goal. The patients individual involvement in the study will be 17 months. Moxifloxacin will be compared to a placebo drug (no active ingredients). The study medication (moxifloxacin or placebo) will be taken in addition to the patients normal medication for chronic bronchitis. In addition to the first clinic visit, called a screening visit, the patient will be required to come back to the clinic for ten more study visits, every 8 weeks. At the first visit the study co-ordinator will provide him with the dates for all the visits. Over a period of 48 weeks the patient will return to the clinic on 6 occasions where he will receive the study medication which he will take for five days, in addition to his normal treatment for chronic bronchitis. After this time the patient will enter a follow up period for 24 weeks, where he will come to the clinic for assessments and continue to take his normal medication but not receive the study drug. A complete medical history will be taken at the first visit, including the patients past and current smoking habit. A breath test will be performed to assess how well his lungs are functioning. In addition, he will also be asked to provide a sputum sample for a microbiological examination to identify any bacteria present in the sample. The patient must be able to provide a sputum sample at the screening visit. If the patient meets all the inclusion / exclusion criteria for the study, he will be allocated randomly to one of the following treatment groups at the second visit.- Treatment group 1: Receives moxifloxacin orally once daily for five days.- Treatment group 2: Receives a matching placebo once daily for five days. In between each visit (four weeks after your clinic visit), the study site co-ordinator will contact the patient to check on his well being. If the patient or the doctor decides to stop the patients participation in the trial for any reason, the patient will be required to return to the clinic for a physical examination, take a breath test, provide a sputum sample (if possible) and have a blood sample taken.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study to Investigate Chronic Intermittent-pulse-therapy of Moxifloxacin as a Prevention of Acute in Exacerbation Out-patients With Chronic Bronchitis.

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Primary outcome: Number of exacerbations after 48 weeks of intermittent pulse treatment

Secondary outcome:

Impact of treatment on the health related Quality of Life in St. George's Respiratory Questionaire (SGRQ) scores

Deterioration in lung function test (PFEV1)

Frequency of hospitalisation

Mortality rates

Time of first exacerbation

Frequency of acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis

Time to next exacerbation from last pulsed dose

Length of exacerbations

Percentage of exacerbation free time


Minimum age: 45 Years. Maximum age: 90 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Male or female out-patients >/= 45 years

- Subjects suffering from chronic bronchitis

- FEV1

- No documented episode of AECB (requiring treatment) within 6 weeks of randomization

and not experiencing an exacerbation at the time of screening

- Sputum production on most days, even when exacerbation free

- Subjects presented with at least two documented (i. e. requiring antibiotics and/or

systemic steroid administration) acute exacerbation episodes during the last 12 monthsIf receiving chronic therapy with inhaled long acting bronchodilators and/or inhaled or systemic steroids, the treatment must have remained stable for the preceding 6 weeks prior to screening

- Smoking history of at least 20 pack-years

- Subjects willing and able to give fully informed written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- Subjects with contra-indications to moxifloxacin- Known bronchial carcinoma,

pulmonary tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis, documented chronic bronchial asthma or diffuse bronchiectasis- Subjects who are actively participating in intensive pulmonary rehabilitation programs

- Subjects with a known history of chronic colonization of pathogenic organisms

resistant to moxifloxacin, e. g. Pseudomonas spp, MRSA

- No systemic or inhaled antibiotic therapy during the 6 weeks prior to screening and

any long term antibiotic usage

- Subjects requiring home ventilatory support for COPD and those who have a

tracheostomy in situ (subjects requiring home/potable oxygen therapy or CPAP for sleep apnea can be included)

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