Biomarkers of Iron Homeostasis and Responses to Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Exacerbation (CFPE) Treatment

Conditions:Pulmonary, Pulmonary
Therapuetic Areas:Pulmonary / Respiratory Diseases
Age Range:18 - 65
Start Date:July 2014
End Date:January 2018

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Do Changes in Serum Hepcidin-25 Concentration Predict Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Exacerbation (CFPE) Treatment Responses?

The goal of this study is to identify chemical compounds in the blood and sputum (i.e.,
biomarkers) that are associated with objective measurements of health status in patients with
cystic fibrosis (CF). This study builds upon observations that blood levels of hepcidin-25, a
protein that regulates how the body uses and stores iron, vary during CF pulmonary
exacerbation (CFPE).

Inclusion Criteria (required at screening visit):

- Diagnosis of CF confirmed by history of positive chloride sweat test and/or CFTR
mutation analysis;

- History of consistent sputum production on most occasions;

- FEV1% greater than or equal to 75% of best measurement in previous 6 months;

- 1 or more hospitalizations for CFPE treatment with intravenous antibiotics within the
previous year;

- Absence of CFPE (i.e., Akron Pulmonary Exacerbation Score <5);

- Not admitted to hospital within the previous 3 weeks;

- Body weight greater than or equal to 75% of best measurement in previous 6 months;

- Provision of signed informed-consent to study protocol;

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Exclusion Criteria:

- Women who are pregnant or lactating;

- Subject does not meet Inclusion criteria;

- Recent and/or persistent visible blood in sputum (hemoptysis);

- Rescue use of oral antibiotics within the previous 3 weeks, defined as antibiotic use
for health deterioration rather than chronic suppression
We found this trial at
South Portland, Maine 04106
Principal Investigator: Jonathan B Zuckerman, M.D.
Phone: 207-828-1122
South Portland, ME
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1 Medical Center Dr
Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756
 (603) 650-5000
Principal Investigator: Alex H Gifford, M.D.
Phone: 603-650-5533
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Lebanon, NH
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