This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Treatment ibv valve
Sponsor Spiration, Inc.
Start date March 2007
End date December 2009
Trial size 100 participants
Trial identifier NCT00880724, CPR-01576 AD


The objective of this randomized, blinded, multicenter, controlled study is to compare the performance of the IBV Valve System (treatment group) to a control group receiving a sham bronchoscopy procedure without valve placement.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (subject)
Primary purpose treatment
(No Intervention)
ibv valve BLVR
Placement of IBV Valve in the airways of treatment subjects. Bronchoscopic procedure in control group.

Primary Outcomes

The difference between the response rates of the treatment and control groups.
time frame: 3-months post randomization

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 40 years up to 74 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Between 40 and 74 years of age - Predominantly upper lobe emphysema and severe dyspnea - Satisfies the criteria of the ATS/ERS Guidelines for Management of Stable COPD - Physical ability to participate in the study by performing a 6-minute walk distance of > 140m - No cigarette smoking for 4 months and willing to abstain throughout the study - Severe airflow obstruction defined by FEV1 45% of predicted - Severe hyperinflation defined by: TLC > 100% of predicted and RV > 150% of predicted Exclusion Criteria: - Between 70 and 74 years of age and an FEV1 or DLCO < 20% of predicted - Severe gas exchange abnormalities - Major medical disease that will limit evaluation, participation or follow-up - Active asthma component to their disease - Giant bulla (> 1/3 volume of lung) - Severe pulmonary hypertension - Requirement for > 6L02 to keep saturation > 90% with exercise - Evidence of systemic disease or neoplasia expected to compromise survival during the 6-month study period

Additional Information

Official title European Post Market Study: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Performance of the IBV Valve System for the Treatment of Severe Emphysema
Description The IBV Valve System (Spiration Inc. Redmond, WA) has CE Mark approval for the treatment of diseased and damaged lung. The devices are one-way valves that can be placed in the airways via flexible bronchoscopy limiting airflow distally. For the treatment of emphysema, valves are placed in airways communicating to the most diseased areas of lung tissue to re-direct airflow to less diseased areas. A multicenter, blinded and randomized study of these valves is being conducted in 7 centers in 6 European countries. The study is evaluating the effectiveness of this therapy for the treatment of upper lobe predominant emphysema in patients with severe to very severe emphysema (GOLD classification 3 to 4) that despite best medical management continue having poor quality of life, severe symptoms and physical limitations. The primary endpoints are to measure and compare responses using the St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire and lung volume changes as measured by CT-scans. Consented patients that meet the strict inclusion criteria have a bronchoscopic procedure and are randomized into treatment or control (no valves) groups. After the procedure, all patients stay blinded to their group assignment and have follow-up evaluations at 1 and 3 months. After the 3-month evaluation, each patient is un-blinded. The treatment group is then scheduled for an additional follow-up at 6 months and the control group is offered valve treatment (rollover) and evaluated approximately 3 months later.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2009.
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