A Single Dose of a Marketed Drug Being Studied for a New Indication to Treat Surgical Site Infection Following Colorectal Surgery as Compared to a Marketed Drug Approved for This Indication (0826-039)(COMPLETED)
The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a one time dose of an intravenous marketed drug being evaluated for a new indication as compared to a marketed drug already approved for the prevention of surgical site infection following colorectal surgery.
Drug: MK0826, ertapenem sodium
Drug: Comparator: cefotetan
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||A Prospective, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Comparative Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of a Single Dose of Ertapenem Sodium (MK0826) Versus Cefotetan for the Prophylaxis of Surgical Site Infection Following Elective Colorectal Surgery|
- Surgical site infection following elective colorectal surgery based on surgical site assessment.
- Microbiology of surgical site infection in pts who fail prevention or have distant site infection; Safety profile based on AE monitoring and lab results.
|Study Start Date:||April 2002|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The duration of treatment is 1 day.