Research Study

A Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety, Efficacy and Changes in Induced Sputum and Blood Biomarkers Following Daily Repeat Doses of Inhaled GSK2269557 for 12 Weeks in Adult Subjects Diagnosed With an Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Principal Investigator 
Mark FitzGerald


Body Locations and Systems 
Disorders and Conditions 
Closed for Recruitment
Study Start/End 
Sep 24, 2015 to Dec 31, 2018
Diamond Health Care Centre, Vancouver General Hospital
Linda Hui, Research Coordinator
Purpose of Study 

The purpose of this study is to evaluate specific alterations in immune cell mechanisms related to neutrophil function as detected by PI3Kdelta-dependent changes in messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) extracted from induced sputum in patients experiencing an exacerbation of COPD, with or without treatment with GSK2269557. The efficacy of treatment with GSK2269557 will also be measured using functional respiratory imaging (FRI) and spirometry. This is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study. The study consisted of Screening Phase (up to 3 days prior to Day 1), Treatment Phase (Days 1 to 84) and Follow phase (7 to 14 days after last dose). The total duration of the study is 13-14 weeks including the screening visit.


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