Study of the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of MK-7655 + Imipenem/Cilastatin Versus Imipenem/Cilastatin Alone for the Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection (cUTI) (MK-7655-003)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2014 by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01505634
First received: January 4, 2012
Last updated: August 1, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether adding 125 mg or 250 mg doses of MK-7655 to imipenem/cilastatin is at least as effective as imipenem/cilastatin alone in adults 18 years or older with complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI).


Condition Intervention Phase
Urinary Tract Infections
Pyelonephritis
Drug: MK-7655 250 mg
Drug: MK-7655 125 mg
Drug: imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg
Drug: Placebo to MK-7655
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II, Randomized, Active Comparator-Controlled Clinical Trial to Study the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of MK-7655 + Imipenem/Cilastatin Versus Imipenem/Cilastatin Alone in Patients With Complicated Urinary Tract Infection (cUTI)

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of participants with a favorable microbiological response at completion of IV study therapy [ Time Frame: Up to 14 days post initiation of intravenous (IV) study therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of participants with a favorable microbiological response at completion of IV study therapy who have imipenem-resistant, gram-negative cUTI infections. [ Time Frame: Up to 14 days post initiation of intravenous (IV) study therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: May 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MK-7655 250 mg with imipenem/cilastatin
MK-7655 250 mg IV with imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg IV every 6 hours
Drug: MK-7655 250 mg
Participants randomized to receive MK-7655 250 mg will be administered a 250 mg dose of MK-7655 IV in a blinded fashion once every 6 hours with each dose infused over a 30-minute interval. A 500 mg dose of imipenem/cilastatin will be administered IV in an open-label fashion once every 6 hours with each dose infused over a 30-minute interval.
Drug: imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg
A 500 mg dose of imipenem/cilastatin will be administered IV in an open-label fashion once every 6 hours with each dose infused over a 30-minute interval.
Experimental: MK-7655 125 mg with imipenem/cilastatin
MK-7655 125 mg IV with imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg IV every 6 hours
Drug: MK-7655 125 mg
Participants randomized to receive MK-7655 125 mg will be administered a 125 mg dose of MK-7655 IV in a blinded-treatment fashion once every 6 hours with each dose infused over a 30-minute interval. A 500 mg dose of imipenem/cilastatin will be administered IV in an open-label fashion once every 6 hours with each dose infused over a 30-minute interval.
Drug: imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg
A 500 mg dose of imipenem/cilastatin will be administered IV in an open-label fashion once every 6 hours with each dose infused over a 30-minute interval.
Placebo Comparator: Placebo to MK-7655 with imipenem/cilastatin
Matching placebo to MK-7655 (normal saline 0.9%) IV with imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg IV every 6 hours
Drug: imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg
A 500 mg dose of imipenem/cilastatin will be administered IV in an open-label fashion once every 6 hours with each dose infused over a 30-minute interval.
Drug: Placebo to MK-7655
Participants randomized to receive imipenem/cilastatin alone will receive a placebo-matching infusion of IV normal saline (0.9%) once every 6 hours.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Clinically suspected and/or bacteriologically documented cUTI or acute

pyelonephritis judged by the investigator to be serious (requiring hospitalization and treatment with IV antibiotic therapy)

- Pyuria, determined by a midstream clean-catch (MSCC) or catheterized

(indwelling or straight catheter) urine specimen with greater than or equal to 10 white blood cells (WBCs) per high-power field (hpf) on standard examination of urine sediment or greater than or equal to 10 WBCs/mm3 in unspun urine

- One positive urine culture within 48 hours of enrollment

Exclusion Criteria:

- Complete obstruction of any portion of the urinary tract (requiring a

permanent indwelling urinary catheter or instrumentation), a known ileal loop, or intractable vesico-ureteral reflux

  • A temporary indwelling urinary catheter is in place and cannot be removed at study entry.
  • Perinephric or intrarenal abscess or known or suspected prostatitis
  • Uncomplicated UTI
  • Any history of recent accidental trauma to the pelvis or urinary tract
  • Any amount of effective antibiotic therapy after obtaining the urine culture for admission to this study and prior to the administration of the first dose of IV study therapy
  • An infection which has been treated with greater than 24 hours of systemic antibiotic therapy known to be effective against the presumed or documented etiologic pathogen(s) within the 72-hour period immediately prior to consideration for entry into the study
  • History of serious allergy, hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylaxis), or any

serious reaction to carbapenem antibiotics, any cephalosporins, penicillins, or other beta (β)-lactam agents

  • History of serious allergy, hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylaxis), or any serious reaction to other beta-lactam inhibitors (e.g., tazobactam, sulbactam, clavulanic acid)
  • History of a seizure disorder
  • Currently being treated with valproic acid or has received treatment with

valproic acid in the 2 weeks prior to screening.

  • Rapidly progressive or terminal illness unlikely to survive the approximately 6 to 8 week study period
  • Pregnant or expecting to conceive, breast feeding, or plans to breast feed

during the study

- A response to all study therapy (IV study therapy or subsequent oral

ciprofloxacin) within the timeframe of treatment specified in this protocol is

considered unlikely.

- Concurrent infection that would interfere with evaluation of response to

the study antibiotics

- Need for concomitant systemic antimicrobial agents in addition to those

designated in the various study treatment groups (use of vancomycin, daptomycin, or linezolid is allowed for certain infections)

  • cUTI due to a confirmed fungal pathogen
  • Currently receiving immunosuppressive therapy, including use of high-dose

corticosteroids

  • Prior recipient of a renal transplantation
  • Laboratory abnormalities as specified in protocol
  • History of any other illness that, in the opinion of the investigator, might

confound the results of the study or pose additional risk in administering the study drug

- Currently participating in, or has participated in, any other clinical study

involving the administration of investigational or experimental medication (not

licensed by regulatory agencies) at the time of presentation or during the previous 30 days prior to screening or is anticipated to participate in such a clinical study during the course of this trial

- Estimated or actual creatinine clearance of <5 mL/minute, or is currently undergoing hemodialysis

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01505634

Contacts
Contact: Toll Free Number 1-888-577-8839

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01505634     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 7655-003
Study First Received: January 4, 2012
Last Updated: August 1, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pyelonephritis
Urinary Tract Infections
Nephritis, Interstitial
Nephritis
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Pyelitis
Infection
Cilastatin
Imipenem
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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