This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition cystic fibrosis
Treatments ivacaftor, placebo
Phase phase 4
Sponsor The Alfred
Start date February 2014
End date December 2014
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT01937325, CPET in CF


Ivacaftor will restore CFTR function in treated CF patients with the G551D mutation. Improvement in ventilation, salt balance and well-being will contribute to better exercise capacity at all levels of lung function. While potential improvements may be variable across the spectrum of lung function, even small gains at low levels of FEV1 may have significant benefit for some subjects.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model crossover assignment
Masking double blind (investigator, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose basic science
(Active Comparator)
150mg orally twice daily
ivacaftor Kalydeco
active arm
(Placebo Comparator)
Matching placebo
placebo ivacaftor matched placebo
active arm

Primary Outcomes

exercise capacity
time frame: one month, 3 months

Secondary Outcomes

Inflammatory profile
time frame: One month, 3 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 16 years up to 70 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - All participants will have CF proven based on established criteria (sweat test, genotype and phenotype). - All participants will have at least one copy of the G551D mutation. - All will be able to perform an exercise study and complete study questionnaires and assessments. - Age range will be between 16 and 75 years of age. - Lung function inclusion will be above 25% predicted FEV1. Exclusion Criteria: - Participants will not be included if they are unable to complete study assessments or have had a known adverse reaction to Ivacaftor. - Female participants will be excluded if found to return a positive pregnancy test at screening. - Participants will be excluded if using St. John's Wort or rifampicin (strong CYP3A inducers). - Participants with significant liver dysfunction will be excluded (ALT or ALT above 5 times upper limit of normal).

Additional Information

Official title Airway Infection, Inflammatory Markers and Exercise Capacity in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis and at Least One G551D Mutation Taking VX770 (Ivacaftor)
Principal investigator John Wilson
Description The Alfred CF Service is ready to initiate therapy with VX-770 in it's cohort. Investigators therefore have an opportunity to examine correlates between improvements in lung function, exercise capacity, inflammatory markers and indices of wellbeing in CF that may not be repeatable in a single cohort. Investigators propose a double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study of 20 patients currently awaiting initiation of ivacaftor therapy. Patients enrolled in the study will be asked to undergo screening (day -28), and baseline assessments (day 0) and re-assessment studies (day 28) after treatment period 1, followed by baseline assessment at the beginning of treatment period 2 (day 56) and at the conclusion of treatment period 2 (day 84). A further assessment (day 224) will be performed 140 (+/-7) days following commencement on open label Ivacaftor. After satisfying eligibility criteria, subjects will be randomly assigned to initial active treatment or placebo following a 4 week run-in period. After completion of period 1 and a 4 week washout period, subjects will cross-over to the alternative treatment. After 4 weeks of period 2, subjects will undergo final assessment as shown in the diagram below. However participants choosing not to continue taking ivacaftor in a Named Patient Program or another similar program run by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ('Vertex'), at the end of the study period will be required to undergo a Safety Follow-Up visit 28 days after the final dose of study drug. Safety Follow-Up assessments will not include the CPET.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2016.
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