Asthma Intervention Research 2 (AIR2) Trial
The objective of this randomized, double blind, sham-controlled study is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the Alair System in a population of subjects with severe asthma who are still symptomatic despite being managed on conventional therapy of high doses of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β2-agonists.
The primary efficacy endpoint will be the difference between Study groups in the change in Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ) score from Baseline and follow-up visits.
This will be a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study comparing the effects of treatment with the Alair System to conventional therapy of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long-acting β2-agonists (LABA).
A Bayesian adaptive approach to sample size selection is used with a randomization scheme of 2:1 (two Alair Group Subjects for every one Control Group Subject).
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Alair System, Alair System
Pulmonary Associates, PA
Active, not recruiting
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00231114
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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