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Due to COVID-19 some cystic fibrosis (CF) clinical trials may be suspended with new trials postponed. Please see the relevant advice on the COVID-19 Q&A page. The Trials Tracker brings together all CF trials currently recruiting in the UK, so you can find clinical trials you can take part in both in your region and further afield. We are constantly updating and developing the functionality of the Trials Tracker – please help us by completing the online poll or contact us 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.

Read more Not Applicable
  • Trial Reference Number

    87042

  • Length of participation

    8 - 16 weeks

  • Trial status

    Completed

  • Therapeutic category

    Other

CFHealthHub Data Observatory

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 shown to be only 36%. Poor adherence is associated with poor clinical outcomes including distressing unscheduled hospitalisations. Previous research has been undertaken to design a website (CFHealthhub) which records personal adherence data using chipped nebulisers and understand whether this can build successful treatment habits. In the current project we will develop CFHealthHub as a data observatory which will record adherence data and other indicators of health and patient care held in patient notes. The purpose of this is two- fold; to support local and national Quality Improvement (QI) projects aiming to improve an individual’s adherence to treatment and the quality of care delivered by the CF centre. Secondly, collecting adherence data from a large number of PWCF may support future research studies whereby CFHealthHub is used as a source of participants and data. We aim to recruit PWCF who use chipped nebulisers from 4 CF centres across in England. PWCF will be consented to 1) share their identifiable data with their local CF team 2) share data, from which they cannot be identified, with all CF centres in the study 3) share data, from which they cannot be identified, in future research studies which result in no changes to their care and 4) share data to be included for selection to future studies which may result in changes to care, such as testing new treatments. Consent in any combination can be provided and withdrawn at any time. Participants who consent to 'selection' for future studies will also be provided with information specific to the new study and the opportunity to decline participation, if selected from the data observatory.

Read more Not Applicable
  • Trial Reference Number

    95070

  • Length of participation

    Up to 6 years

  • Trial status

    Open to recruitment

  • Therapeutic category

    Behavioral

Parameters to assess Response to Intra-Venous Antibiotic Treatment for pulmonary Exacerbations in Cystic Fibrosis

Acute changes in respiratory signs and symptoms termed Pulmonary Exacerbations require treatment with intravenous antibiotics and hospital admission. These episodes cause substantial disruption to people's lives and impact on lung function, quality of life and lifespan. Current treatment regimes require improvement but further study is needed to identify who might benefit from a different approach. This observational study aims to assess if multi-dimensional measurements taken during treatment correspond with later treatment response. This may allow us to personalise treatment more effectively in the future and to better understand how individuals respond to treatment. As yet there is no model for predicting how patients with CF will respond to IV antibiotic treatment- other than clinical judgement and lung function response.This is due to lack of robust measures to identify clinical response at the time of treatment and safely predict later clinical outcomes. The heterogeneity of the 21st Century CF population means a multi-dimensional composite measure is needed. This study has therefore been designed to provide an overall picture of people's response including clinical, biochemical and patient related outcome measures. Using multi-dimensional assessment we hope the measures assessed in this study will give a better picture of how people feel and how they respond to treatment.

Read more Not Applicable
  • Trial Reference Number

    84648

  • Age

    18+

  • Trial status

    Open

  • Therapeutic category

    Other

A study of FDL169 in subjects with Cystic Fibrosis

This is a randomized, placebo controlled, double-blinded study. 24 CF subjects will be assigned randomly to two groups, active drug or placebo. Three doses of FDL169 or placebo will be given 3 times a day for 28 days. The aim of this clinical study is to test how well CF subjects tolerate FDL169. In addition, the study will also test how subjects’ bodies absorb and digest FDL169 by measuring study subjects’ blood at specific intervals after taking the tablet orally.

Read more Phase I
  • Trial Reference Number

    90508

  • Mutation

    Two copies of F508del (delta F508)

  • Age

    18+

  • Length of participation

    28 days

  • Trial status

    Closed to recruitment - in follow up

  • Therapeutic category

    Restore CFTR Function

Rollover Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Long-term Treatment With Lumacaftor in Combination With Ivacaftor

This study will look at whether two drugs (called lumacaftor and ivacaftor) can help treat cystic fibrosis when taken together over a long period of time. It will also look at whether they are safe over this period. You can only take part in this study if you took part in a study called VX14-809-109, and if you meet certain criteria. These criteria will be checked by the study doctor and nurse at a screening visit. If you meet these criteria you will be treated with lumacaftor and ivacaftor together for approximately 96 weeks. A follow up visit will be held 28 days after the last dose of lumacaftor and ivacaftor. You will need to attend the clinic for 15 visits over the study duration and will undergo a range of tests. Participants who stopped taking the study drugs early in the VX14-809-109 study will be invited to take part in an observational study. They will not receive the study drug but will receive regular phone calls.

Read more Phase III
  • Trial Reference Number

    50600

  • Age

    0 - 12

  • Length of participation

    96 weeks

  • Trial status

    Open

  • Therapeutic category

    Restore CFTR Function

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