Clinical Trials in IPF. Dr Helen Parfrey. Are clinical trials needed ?. Essential to determine if a drug therapy is beneficial Identify who will benefit the most from the treatment Side effects associated with the drug therapy Information about the disease.
Clinical Trials in IPF
Dr Helen Parfrey
Have you taken part in a clinical trial for IPF?
Exciting time for IPF
All patients in the study taking prednisolone and azathioprine
Not compare treatment with N-acetylcysteine alone with placebo
Demedts et al New Engl J Med 2005
Kubo et al, Chest 2005
Noble PW et al, Lancet 2011
Richeldi L et al New Engl J Med 2011
116 studies in IPF
22 therapeutic trials
Thank you for participating in the studies