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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Cystic Fibrosis
and you are
between 6 and 45
years old
This is a trial in the final phase before the treatment is released on the market.
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The purpose

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common inherited disease among the Caucasian population with considerable morbidity and reduced life expectancy. Excessive oxidants released by activated inflammatory cells and persisting infections are considered the main mechanism of damage of respiratory epithelium in CF.Glutathione (GSH) represents the first-line defence of the lung against oxidative stress-induced cell injury; however, a depletion of its levels has been observed in the airways of patients affected by CF. In vitro studies have showed that CFTR protein plays a pivotal role in transmembrane glutathione transport. Therapeutic approaches with inhaled GSH could improve the reduced lung antioxidant capacity in order to counterbalance the oxidant stress linked to the chronic airway inflammation and bacterial infection. Primary objective of the study is to investigate whether a 12 months treatment with inhaled GSH can improve airway obstruction in CF patients. Secondary objectives include the effects of GSH therapy on exercise capacity, body mass index (BMI), respiratory symptoms, quality of life, frequency of pulmonary exacerbations, hospital admissions, and antibiotic administration. Moreover the study will evaluate the effect of GSH therapy on markers of oxidative stress in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) and in serum, and on inflammatory markers on brushed nasal epithelial cells.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: Inhaled Reduced Glutathione
  • Drug: Physiological solution

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01450267. The sponsor of the trial is Serafino A. Marsico and it is looking for 150 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Randomized, Single Blind, Controlled Trial of Inhaled Glutathione Versus Placebo in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis