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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2008-004089-15
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:AGO/2008/009
    National Competent Authority:Belgium - FPS Health-DGM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2008-08-12
    Trial results View results
    Index
    A. PROTOCOL INFORMATION
    B. SPONSOR INFORMATION
    C. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
    D. IMP IDENTIFICATION
    D.8 INFORMATION ON PLACEBO
    E. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRIAL
    F. POPULATION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
    G. INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL
    N. REVIEW BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OR ETHICS COMMITTEE IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED
    P. END OF TRIAL
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedBelgium - FPS Health-DGM
    A.2EudraCT number2008-004089-15
    A.3Full title of the trial
    The AZISAST Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial: Azithromycine as add-on therapy in Severe, Non-Eosinophilic Asthma
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    AZISAST
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberAGO/2008/009
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan Information not present in EudraCT
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorUniversity Hospital Ghent
    B.1.3.4CountryBelgium
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorNon-Commercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing support
    B.4.2Country
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Zitromax
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderPfizer
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationBelgium
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameAzithromycine
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule*
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNAzithromycin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 83905015
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number250
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboCapsule*
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Uncontrolled severe asthma
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To investigate the efficacy and the safety of azithromycine versus placebo in adult patients with uncontrolled severe asthma (refractory asthma), especially in patients with non-eosinophilic asthma.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    Cost-effectiveness : Health care resource utilisation and costs
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1) Patients who have given written informed consent
    2) Males or female patients,18-75 years of age
    3) With the diagnosis of persistent asthma ≥ 1 year duration at screening and a history consistent with GINA step 4 or 5 clinical features
    4) Receiving high dose ICS (≥1000 µg Fluticasone, ≥ 800 µg Budesonide) plus inhaled LABA for at least 6 months prior to screening
    5) Patients who have suffered multiple (i.e. at least two) independent documented severe asthma exacerbations - requiring treatment with systemic (oral or IV) corticosteroids - and/or courses of antibiotics due to lower respiratory tract infections - within the previous 12 months
    6) Patients must be never-smokers or ex-smokers with a smoking history of ≤ 10 pack-years (and smoking cessation at least one year prior to study enrolment)
    7) The FeNO level should not exceed the upper limit of the normal value (see table under section 7.4.3 with reference values)
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1) Females who are pregnant or breastfeeding
    2) Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) should be using one or more of the following acceptable methods of contraception: surgical sterilisation, hormonal contraception and double-barrier methods. Reliable contraception should be maintained throughout the study and for 14 days after study drug discontinuation.
    3) Patients with severe bronchiectasis (defined as bronchiectasis visible on plain chest x-ray)
    4) Patients with active tuberculosis or non-tuberculoses mycobacterial infections (NTM)
    5) Patients with significant underlying medical conditions (e.g. haematological disease, malignancy, neurologic, renal [creatinin clearance < 40 ml/min], hepatic [severe hepatic insufficiency, i.e. Child-Pugh grade C], coronary heart disease or other cardiovascular disease, endocrinologic or gastrointestinal disease) within the previous 3 months
    6) Who are unable to perform spirometry or complete a patient diary or complete questionnaires
    7) Who have previously been randomized into this study
    8) Patients with known hypersensitivity to azithromycin or other macrolide antibiotics
    9) Patients who’s heart rate corrected QT interval (Bazett’s QTc: see below: 7.4.8) measured at visit 1 or 2 is prolonged : > 450 ms (males) or > 470 ms (females). Patients who fail the screening ECG should not be rescreened.
    10) Patients treated with prohibited concomitant medications should not be included in the trial (see 6.3.5)
    11) Patients who have - in the judgement of the investigator - a clinically relevant laboratory abnormality or a clinically significant condition which may interfere with the study conduct or patient safety and compliance
    12) Patients with a lower respiratory tract infection requiring treatment with a course of antibiotics or severe asthma exacerbation during the run-in period should be randomized six weeks after recovery from the infection or exacerbation. Those patients do not need to perform the screening visit a second time.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The rate of severe asthma exacerbations and/or acute lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) requiring antibiotics.
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis No
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others No
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.3Other Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) No
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) Yes
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind Yes
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Yes
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo Yes
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.4.1Number of sites anticipated in Member State concerned6
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States No
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA No
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee No
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years4
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years4
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Yes
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Yes
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state150
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2008-09-11
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2008-09-04
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2011-09-30
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