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Effects of Nintedanib on Quantitative Lung Fibrosis Score in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

  • Author(s): Lancaster, Lisa
  • Goldin, Jonathan
  • Trampisch, Matthias
  • Kim, Grace Hyun
  • Ilowite, Jonathan
  • Homik, Lawrence
  • Hotchkin, David L
  • Kaye, Mitchell
  • Ryerson, Christopher J
  • Mogulkoc, Nesrin
  • Conoscenti, Craig S
  • et al.

Background:Nintedanib slows disease progression in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) by reducing decline in Forced Vital Capacity (FVC). The effects of nintedanib on abnormalities on high-resolution computed tomography scans have not been previously studied. Objective:We conducted a Phase IIIb trial to assess the effects of nintedanib on changes in Quantitative Lung Fibrosis (QLF) score and other measures of disease progression in patients with IPF. Methods:113 patients were randomized 1:1 to receive nintedanib 150 mg bid or placebo double-blind for ≥6 months, followed by open-label nintedanib. The primary endpoint was the relative change from baseline in QLF score (%) at month 6. Analyses were descriptive and exploratory. Results:Adjusted mean relative changes from baseline in QLF score at month 6 were 11.4% in the nintedanib group (n=42) and 14.6% in the placebo group (n=45) (difference 3.2% [95% CI: -9.2, 15.6]). Adjusted mean absolute changes from baseline in QLF score at month 6 were 0.98% and 1.33% in these groups, respectively (difference 0.35% [95% CI: -1.27, 1.96]). Adjusted mean absolute changes from baseline in FVC at month 6 were -14.2 mL and -83.2 mL in the nintedanib (n=54) and placebo (n=54) groups, respectively (difference 69.0 mL [95% CI: -8.7, 146.8]). Conclusion:Exploratory data suggest that in patients with IPF, 6 months' treatment with nintedanib was associated with a numerically smaller degree of fibrotic change in the lungs and reduced FVC decline versus placebo. These data support previous findings that nintedanib slows the progression of IPF.

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