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This is a phase I/II open-label study to determine the lowest, safe, effective dose of budesonide given with calfactant as the vehicle.

Official Title

Steroids and Surfactant in Extremely Low Gestation Age Infants Pilot Dose Escalation Trial


This is a phase I/II open-label study to determine the lowest safe, effective dose of budesonide given with calfactant as the vehicle; the investigators will perform an unblinded dose escalation study. The investigators will administer four dosing levels of budesonide suspended in calfactant beginning with 0.025 mg/kg of budesonide administered to 8 extremely low gestational age newborns (ELGANs) who are intubated at 3-10 days of age. Daily doses (at the same dosage) will be administered to infants who remain intubated for a potential of 5 total doses in each patient. Subsequent groups of 8 infants each will receive 0.05 mg/kg, 0.10 mg/kg, and 0.15 mg/kg of budesonide in calfactant (up to 5 total doses in each patient). A total of up to 32 infants will be enrolled in the trial. The investigators will evaluate the clinical, laboratory and safety data from each group of treated infants to 28 days of age before moving to the next dosing level of budesonide.


Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Bronchopulmonary dysplasia Pulmonary Surfactant Steroids Extremely low gestational age Budesonide Calfactant Pulmonary Surfactants


You can join if…

  1. 24 0/7 and < 28 0/7 weeks of gestational age based on center's best estimate of due date (using earliest obstetrical ultrasound, last menstrual period, examination, and other pertinent available information)

  2. Day of life 3-10 from the date and time of delivery, with the date of birth being DOL 0
  3. Intubated and mechanically ventilated and do not anticipate extubation in next 24 hours
  4. Minimum RSS of 2.5 for the 4 hours before dosing

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Serious congenital malformations or chromosomal abnormality
  2. Likely to be extubated in next 24 hours
  3. Clinically unstable
  4. Infants who have received systemic steroids prior to dosing with study medication.
  5. Infants who have received Indocin or Ibuprofen prior to dosing with the study medication


  • University of Florida, Jacksonville not yet accepting patients
    Jacksonville, Florida, 32209, USA
  • Florida Hospital for Children accepting new patients
    Orlando, Florida, 32803, USA
  • Oregon Health ans Science University accepting new patients
    Portland, Oregon, 97239, USA


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Cynthia McEvoy
Phase 1/2
Study Type
Last Updated
March 2017
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