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Nebulising Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid in Patients with COPD.

- candidate number9455
- NTR NumberNTR2910
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR20-mei-2011
- Secondary IDs 
- Public TitleNebulising Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid in Patients with COPD.
- Scientific TitleNebulising Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid in Patients with COPD.
- hypothesisNebulizing amoxicillin clavulanic acid is more effective for reaching amoxicillin levels in sputum > MIC90 than amoxicillin clavulanic acid given by oral or intravenous administration.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedInhalation, COPD, Exacerbation, Nebulization, Amoxicillin
- Inclusion criteria1. A clinical diagnosis of COPD, as defined by GOLD criteria;
2. Admitted with signs and symptoms of an exacerbation of COPD, defined as an acute negative change from the baseline, reported by the patient, in dyspnoea and/or sputum volume and/or colour of sputum (yellowish or greenish sputum) and/or cough;
3. Age 40 years or over;
4. Current or former smoker.
- Exclusion criteria1. Current treatment with amoxicillin or amoxicillin clavulanic acid;
2. Impaired renal function (GFR < 30);
3. Current pneumonia, defined as an acute respiratory tract illness associated with radiographic shadowing on a chest radiograph which was neither pre-existing nor of any other cause;
4. Allergy for penicillin, amoxicillin or clavulanic acid;
5. Respiratory insuffiency and hypercapnia measured by arterial blood gas analyses.
- mec approval receivedno
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedno
- groupParallel
- TypeSingle arm
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-okt-2011
- planned closingdate1-mrt-2013
- Target number of participants30
- InterventionsNebulization of amoxicilline clavulanic acid. They will receive treatment by inhalation of 25/5 mg nebulised amoxicillin clavulanic acid twice daily instead of oral or intravenously administered amoxicillin. Further treatment will be according to common daily practice.
- Primary outcomeSputum concentration of amoxicillin at day 3.
- Secondary outcomeTime of hospitalization.
- TimepointsN/A
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusstopped
- Sponsor/Initiator Medisch Spectrum Twente
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Medisch Spectrum Twente
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryRationale:
Previous research has shown that an amoxicillin concentration higher than the Minimal Inhibiting Concentration of 90% (MIC90) reduced the mean length of hospitalisation during a COPD exacerbation from 11 to 7 days. Furthermore most patients did not reach amoxicillin levels equal or higher than the Minimal Inhibiting Concentration of 90% (MIC90) when amoxicillin clavulanic acid was administered orally or intravenously. We think that more patients will achieve an adequate amoxicillin level in sputum when amoxicillin clavulanic acid is administered locally instead of systemic. Therefore in this study we want to apply nebulised amoxicillin clavulanic acid by inhalation.

To investigate whether inhalation of nebulised amoxicillin clavulanic acid is effective in reaching amoxicillin sputum levels ≥ MIC 90 in patient with an exacerbation of COPD.

Secondary Objective(s):
To investigate whether sputum levels ≥ MIC 90 due to nebulisation of amoxicillin clavulanic acid result in a decreased hospital stay during exacerbations of COPD compared to sputum levels
Study design:
The study is designed as a single-arm prospective intervention study.

Study population:
Patients hospitalised for an exacerbation in COPD at the inpatient pulmonary department of Medisch Spectrum Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands, will be recruited.

Patients that are considered for treatment with amoxicillin clavulanic acid will receive treatment by inhalation of 25/5 mg nebulised amoxicillin clavulanic acid twice daily instead of oral or intravenously administered amoxicillin. Further treatment will be according to common daily practice.

Main study parameters/endpoints:
Primary: At day 3 sputum samples will be collected and the amoxicillin concentration will be determined in order to obtain a number (percentage) of patients that adhere to an amoxicillin sputum level higher than the MIC90.
Secondary: the duration of hospital stay will be recorded.

Nature and extent of the burden and risks associated with participation, benefit and group relatedness:
Risk: Aerosolized delivery of antimicrobial agents is an attractive option for management of pulmonary infections, as this is an ideal method of providing high local drug concentrations while minimizing systemic exposure. Inhalation of nebulised amoxicillin clavulanic acid has not been described in literature. There are only two studies on tolerability of inhalation of amoxicillin. In these studies amoxicillin was well tolerated. However their sample sizes were small. There are no signs to suspect tolerability issues no more then there are with systemic administration. Local adverse effects such as cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and respiratory irritation can occur with aerosolized delivery of antimicrobials. Therefore security measures will be taken.
Benefit: This treatment has the potential of achieving better results, i.e. shortening of exacerbation than oral or intravenous administration. When the hypothesis is correct that failure of treatment by oral or intravenous intake results is related to low sputum levels then this new way of local administration could be off a substantial benefit in the treatment of exacerbations of COPD.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD20-mei-2011 - 25-jul-2011

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