Anidulafungin During Continuous Venovenous Hemofiltration (CVVHF)
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The purpose of this trial is to study the pharmacokinetics of anidulafungin during continuous venovenous hemofiltration.
Background: Anidulafungin is a cyclic lipopeptide antifungal agent of the echinocandin class. Members of this class of antifungal agents are known to inhibit the synthesis of glucan polymers in fungal cell walls. The spectrum of activity of anidulafungin includes Candida (all species, including strains resistant to fluconazole), Aspergillus, and Pneumocystis.
In intensive care patients continuous venovenous haemodiafiltration (CVVHF) is a well-established extracorporal renal replacement therapy with a high clearance rate.
Pharmacokinetic studies of antifungal agents in critically ill patients treated with CVVHF are rare. No data about anidulafungin in CVVHF are available although intensive care patients are perfect candidates for anidulafungin treatment due to their high risk profile for systemic fungal infections.
Study objective: The study is conducted to investigate the pharmacokinetics of anidulafungin during CVVHF in critically ill patients.
Study design: open, 1 arm
Study population: 10 critically ill adult patients administered to the ICU with acute renal failure and suspected or proven fungal infection.
Treatment/Dosage/Route: On the first day 200 mg of anidulafungin will be administered intravenously over 3 hours (loading dose). The following days 100 mg of anidulafungin will be administered intravenously over 1.5 hours.
Main outcome variables: The following pharmacokinetic parameters will be determined: area under the curve (AUC), half-live (t1/2), maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) and elimination fraction.
Methods: High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) will be used to determine anidulafungin concentrations.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Pharmacokinetics of Anidulafungin During Continuous Venovenous Hemofiltration|
- Anidulafungin area under the curve (AUC), half-live (t1/2), maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) and elimination fraction. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2009|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
treatment for 3 days, 200 mg intravenously on the first treatment day and 100 mg on the 2 following treatment days each.
|Contact: Judith M Leitner, M.D.||+43140400 ext email@example.com|
|Medical University of Vienna||Recruiting|
|Vienna, Austria, 1090|
|Contact: Judith M Leitner, M.D. +43140400 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sub-Investigator: Judith M Leitner, M.D.|