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Welcome to the Trials Tracker, bringing together all the cystic fibrosis (CF) trials currently recruiting in the UK so that you can find clinical trials you can take part in both in your region and further afield. The Trials Tracker is a new resource that we’ll be developing over time based on your feedback. If you’ve used the Trials Tracker and want to share your opinion, please complete our online poll or get in touch at clinicaltrials@cysticfibrosis.org.uk.

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Investigating The Effect Of IMT In Children And Adults With CF

The Cystic Fibrosis working group recent recommendations commended the use of physical exercise as part of a multidisciplinary therapeutic strategy, as it has been proven to lower mortality risks in patients. One nonpharmacological intervention which has shown some promising results in recent years is inspiratory muscle training (IMT), which may improve patients’ respiratory muscle and exercise function. Inspiratory muscle training, which involves breathing through a device that provides resistance when you breathe, aims to improve the strength of the lung muscles by making them work harder and therefore making them stronger. Starting IMT in children at the early years of their disease is essential in gaining early health benefits. With adults, Lands et al (1992) found that in later stages of Cystic Fibrosis it is difficult to maintain inspiratory muscle strength, therefore adults adopting IMT training at this stage could increase their muscle strength. In the past 30 years’ life expectancy in Cystic Fibrosis has increased significantly, however as age progresses lung function declines. Therefore, it is essential to determine IMT’s effectiveness in progression from childhood to adulthood. For this new generation of ageing patients, improving lung function and enhancing quality of life is a new challenge for a CF clinical care team, therefore, this potential non-pharmacological intervention warrants further investigation.

Not Applicable
  • Length of participation

    8 - 16 weeks

  • Trial status

    Open

  • Therapeutic category

    Other

RPL554-010-2015 - Verona

The study drug, called RPL554, is a potential new inhaled drug that is being developed for the treatment of breathing and lung diseases, including cystic fibrosis. The study drug is a liquid that is breathed in using a device called a nebuliser, which is a commonly used device that turns a liquid into a fine mist that can then be inhaled into the lungs where it can then be taken into the body. Over 240 people have been given RPL554 in clinical studies so far. Two different formulations (how the drug is made up) have been tested in these studies; 105 people have received the original formulation of RPL554 and 144 have received either one dose or up to 11 doses (between 0.4 mg and 24 mg) of a newer formulation of RPL554. If you decide to take part in this study, you will be given two different doses (1.5 mg and 6 mg) of this newer formulation RPL554. You will also be given a placebo (a dummy drug containing the same inactive ingredients as RPL554 but no active ingredients). The main purpose of this study is to look at the effect your body has on the study drug by measuring the amount of RPL554 in your blood (this is called “pharmacokinetics”). The study will also investigate how much RPL554 can open up the airways (bronchodilation), what effect it has on inflammation and what side effects it has.

Phase II
  • Age

    18+

  • Length of participation

    52 days

  • Trial status

    Closed to recruitment - no follow up

  • Therapeutic category

    Anti-Inflammatory

CF START

CF START is a national UK trial that will determine the safest and most effective antibiotic strategy for infants diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). 480 CF infants will be randomly allocated either flucloxacillin prophylaxis (the current UK standard of care) or antibiotics given in a more targeted manner. The primary outcome will be the age at first growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from a respiratory culture (an important safety measure for families). All outcomes will be recorded on a national CF Registry, including a number of secondary outcomes assessing effectiveness and safety. Finally at 40-48 months, a measure of respiratory function will be undertaken in a central laboratory, which will provide a clearer indication of the effectiveness of these two strategies.

Not Applicable
  • Age

    0 - 12

  • Length of participation

    48 months

  • Trial status

    Open to recruitment

  • Therapeutic category

    Anti-Infective

ACtiF - RCT and parallel process evaluation (WP 3.2 and 3.3)

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) affects 10000 people in the UK. The lungs of people with CF (PWCF) are prone to infections and require daily medication to stay healthy. Average adherence to medication has been shown to be only 36%. Poor adherence is associated with poor clinical outcomes including distressing unscheduled hospitalisations. We have designed an intervention that will feedback adherence data to PWCF using chipped nebulisers displaying real time treatment use on smartphones and the website (CFHealthhub). Feedback is a powerful support to habit formation and the interventionist will use CFHealthHub and a behaviour change manual to support PWCF in building successful treatment habits. This work package follows on from a successful Pilot and Feasibility (WP 3.1) study that successfully met the recruitment target to deem the main RCT feasible. This was based on recruiting 64 PWCF over four months at two CF centres (across three NHS Trusts) between June and September 2016. For this main RCT we aim to recruit PWCF for seven months at up to 20 CF units. We intend to recruit 688 PWCF overall. A computer will decide whether people who consent to be in the study will receive usual care alone or also receive the intervention. Both groups have a short period of two to four weeks when data is collected through their nebulisers and fed back to the website. It is only after that period that those allocated to the intervention are allowed to use the website and receive enhanced care from the interventionist. After that point, all participants are followed up for 12 months. Participants will complete a series of questionnaires at the outset and at 12 months.

Not Applicable
  • Length of participation

    12 months

  • Trial status

    Open to recruitment

  • Therapeutic category

    Behavioral

AZTEC-CF - Gilead IN-UK-205-4065

This study’s primary objective is to investigate whether there is immediate clinical benefit in the use of Cayston® in acute exacerbations of CF. Repeated courses of antibiotics via a drip (also known as intravenous or IV antibiotics) can cause long-term side effects including deafness and chronic kidney disease. It is therefore important to explore newer approaches for treating chest infections in CF. Nebulised antibiotics provide an opportunity to deliver antibiotics straight to the lungs with significantly less of the drug being absorbed into the blood stream. This means that potential side effects and long-term damage to other organs are minimised. Furthermore nebulised antibiotics are generally well tolerated, less invasive and require less time to administer. AZTEC-CF aims to evaluate whether inhaled antibiotic treatment is beneficial in the treatment of acute chest infections

Phase IV
  • Age

    18+

  • Length of participation

    2 exacerbations

  • Trial status

    closed

  • Therapeutic category

    Anti-Infective

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