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An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.
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|Eligible Ages||18 Years - 85 Years|
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Phase 1: Studies that emphasize safety and how the drug is metabolized and excreted in humans.
Phase 2: Studies that gather preliminary data on effectiveness (whether the drug works in people who have a certain disease or condition) and additional safety data.
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Phase 4: Studies occurring after FDA has approved a drug for marketing, efficacy, or optimal use.
The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Michael Kreuter, Prof.|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Heidelberg University|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Acute Exacerbation, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Home Spirometry|
This study is a multi-Center study happening on five different sites, Heidelberg, Gießen, Grosshansdorf, München, and Hannover, all in Germany. Each site recuits ten patients for a total of 50 patients. All patients will receive a tablet and a spirometer for daily home spirometry. Each patient is supposed to do the home spirometry at the same time every morning. The spirometer and the tablet are connected via Bluetooth and data will be transferred to a webpage after the measurement, that team members have access to the data and can see the progress daily. Alerts will be automatically send to team members, if the FVC-value decreases about 5% or more within three consecutive days or if the patient does not do the measurement on three consecutive days. Study period is one year. In addition to the home spirometry, patients will conduct a survey to measure health related quality of life (K-BILD). This questionnaire will be conducted at baseline and then every 12 weeks. Every 4 weeks the patients are participating in a phone interview to record changes in medication and condition. At baseline and after 3, 6, 9, and 12 months, patients will conduct a 6 minutes walking test, lung function test, blood will be drawn for biomarker analysis, and sputum, nasal swab, and a urine sample will be collected and analyzed. Aim is to detect and treat an acute exacerbation early.
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