Empirical Antifungal Treatment in ICUS (EMPIRICUS)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2013 by University Hospital, Grenoble
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University Hospital, Grenoble
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First received: January 14, 2013
Last updated: January 29, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

Invasive Candida infections are burdened with a high mortality rate and is very common in intensive care units. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of empirical treatment with micafungin in adult patients with suspected invasive candidiasis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Invasive Candidiasis
Drug: Micafungin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Micafungin Versus Placebo in the Nosocomial Sepsis in Patients Multi-colonized With Candida, Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Grenoble:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • survival to 28 days without proven fungal infection (a fungal infection occurring within 48 hours after inclusion will be considered available for inclusion) [ Time Frame: 28 days follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    breakthrough infection defined as a proven infection occurs at least 48 hours after initiation of treatment Proven infection is considered purchased after enrollment if the first significant positive levy occurs after the 48 th hour after enrollment.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • pharmacokinetic parameters: estimated gross exposure indices: AUC, Cmax, Cmin [ Time Frame: during 24 hours (between the two first infusions) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Reports AUC / MIC and Cmax / MIC will be calculated

  • evaluation of tolerance [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    For all patients who received at least one dose of treatment:

    • number of adverse events reported after randomization up to 28 days, only death will count up to 3 months post-randomization (information on the long-term survival collected by telephone),
    • changes in the clinical examination, vital signs and laboratory results,
    • overall survival defined as the time from randomization to date of death from any cause.
    • Changes in liver function tests (bilirubin, ALT, AST, rate prothrombin, alkaline phosphatase) at the end of treatment and at the end study

  • pharmacodynamic parameters: potential serum biomarkers of treatment efficacy (PCR Candida,1,3 β-D-glucan,mannan antigenemia,anti-mannan,Procalcitonin (proCT)) [ Time Frame: during 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • pharmacodynamic parameters: Early prognostic factors of response: J7 survival without proven invasive candidiasis [ Time Frame: during 14 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Evaluate the impact of empiric treatment with micafungin in patients with invasive candidiasis possible on all-cause mortality at day 28 (end of study) and J90 (3 months post-randomization) [ Time Frame: during 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Evaluate the impact of empiric treatment with micafungin in patients with invasive candidiasis can free survival antifungal treatment at day 28 [ Time Frame: during 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Evaluate the impact of empiric treatment with micafungin in patients with invasive candidiasis possible evolution of organ failure during the study [ Time Frame: during 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Evaluate the impact of empiric treatment with micafungin in patients with invasive candidiasis possible the use of mechanical ventilation during the study [ Time Frame: during 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Evaluate the impact of empiric treatment with micafungin in patients with invasive candidiasis possible evolution of the colonization index during study [ Time Frame: during 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Evaluate the impact of empiric treatment with micafungin in patients with invasive candidiasis possible changes in serum biomarkers (1-3 β-D-glucan, mannan antigenemia, anti-mannan Candida PCR) during the study [ Time Frame: during 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Evaluate the impact of empiric treatment with micafungin in patients with invasive candidiasis possible on the incidence of pneumonia acquired bacterial mechanical ventilation (VAP). [ Time Frame: during 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 260
Study Start Date: July 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Micafungin
MYCAMINE 100 mg intravenous an injection of 24 hours
Drug: Micafungin

MYCAMINE 100 mg intravenous 100 mg of powder reconstituted in a 100 ml infusion bag of sodium chloride 0.9%

infusion over 24 hours for 14 days discontinuation of treatment if proven invasive candidiasis

Placebo Comparator: PLACEBO
0.9% sodium chlorides 100ml infusion
solution of sodium chloride 0.9% 100 ml for intravenous infusion infusion over 24 hours for 14 days discontinuation of placebo if proven invasive candidiasis

Detailed Description:

Multicenter, randomized, double-blind parallel groups comparing adult patients with suspected invasive candidiasis input from a 14-day empirical treatment with micafungin (MYCAMINE 100 mg) with placebo on survival without invasive candidiasis in 28 days after initiation of study treatment.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • Persistent sepsis without documented invasive candidiasis:

systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) presence of two signs on the 4 [temperature <36 ° C or> 38 ° C, heart rate> 90/min, respiratory rate> 20/min or PaCO2 <32 mmHg, leukocytosis> 12,000 / mm3, <4.000/mm3 or presence of circulating immature forms (> 10% of cells)] mechanical ventilation (intubation or tracheostomy) for over 4 days (96 hours) central line use of broad-spectrum antibacterial for more than 4 calendar days (96 hours) in the previous week presence of at least one extra-digestive site colonized by Candida sp. (Urine, mouth, throat, upper and lower respiratory tract, skin folds, and suction drains after surgery ...), not lower digestive tract, are not taken into account the positive samples of rectal swabs and / or stool cultures, absence of proven bacterial infections untreated no evidence of invasive fungal infections (positive blood culture, positive culture of a surgical site, deep biopsy with fungal) infection or mold according to the criteria of the group "fungal infection of the EORTC" organ failure

  • Hospitalization in intensive care for over 5 days (120 hours)
  • Giving a free, informed and in writing. In the absence of the person of trust or a family member (if present)consent to emergency possible.
  • Receiving a social security system,
  • Negative pregnancy test for patients of childbearing age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Proven invasive fungal infection (positive blood culture, positive culture of a surgical site, deep biopsy with fungal infection), including aspergillosis requiring antifungal therapy at the time of randomization
  • Prognosis of less than 48 hours (for which the patient outcome will be fatal whatever treatment),
  • Echinocandin antifungal treatment by more than one day or another antifungal for over 72 hours in the week before the inclusion visit,
  • Allergy, hypersensitivity or known intolerance to echinocandins antifungal or any of the excipients of the drug
  • Neutropenia (ANC <500/mm3)
  • History of organ and bone marrow,
  • Recent chemotherapy (less than 6 months)
  • Systemic immunosuppressive therapy in progress, other than with corticosteroids at doses below 2 mg / kg / day of prednisolone or equivalent
  • Participation in another interventional study in the same ICU stay or making treatment being evaluated within 28 days prior to randomization
  • Any clinical investigator deems incompatible with the conduct of the study in acceptable security conditions
  • Pregnant and lactating women,
  • Adults subject to a legal protection measure
  • Persons deprived of their liberty by a judicial or administrative decision, those hospitalized without consent, persons admitted to a health facility or social purposes other than research
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01773876

Contact: Jean Francois JFT TIMSIT, PU-PH 00 33 4 76 76 87 79 JFTimsit@chu-grenoble.fr
Contact: Khadija KH HAMMI, engineer hospital 00 33 4 76 76 71 09 KHammi@chu-grenoble.fr

Hospital Aix en Provence Not yet recruiting
Aix en Provence, France, 13616
Contact: Olivier OB BALDESI, Dr    0033442335024    obaldesi@ch-aix.fr   
Principal Investigator: Olivier OB BALDESI, Dr         
Hospital University of Besançon Not yet recruiting
Besançon, France, 67091
Contact: Jean Christophe JCN NAVELLOU, Dr    0033381668127    jcnavellou@chu-besancon.fr   
Principal Investigator: Jean Christophe JCN NAVELLOU, DR         
University Hospital of Avicennes Not yet recruiting
Bobigny, France, 93009
Contact: Yves YC COHEN, dr    0033148955249    yves.cohen@avc.aphp.fr   
Principal Investigator: Yves YC COHEN, DR         
Hospital University of Bordeaux Not yet recruiting
Bordeaux, France, 33000
Contact: Didier DG GRUSON, Dr    0033556795517    didier.gruson@chu-bordeaux.fr   
Principal Investigator: Didier DG GRUSON, Dr         
Hospital University of Clermont Ferrand Not yet recruiting
Clermont Ferrand, France, 63003
Contact: Bertrand BS SOUWEINE, PU-PH    0033473754983    bsouweine@chu-clermontferrand.fr   
Principal Investigator: Bertrand BS SOUWEINE, Pu-PH         
University Hospital of Beaujon Not yet recruiting
Clichy, France, 92110
Contact: Catherine CPB PAUGAM-BURTZ, Dr    0033140875911    catherine.paugam@bjn.aphp.fr   
Principal Investigator: Catherine CPB PAUGAM-BURTZ, Dr         
University Hospital of Dijon Not yet recruiting
Dijon, France, 21000
Contact: Pierre Emmanuel PEC CHARLES, Dr    0033380293751    pierre-emmanuel.charles@chu-dijon.fr   
Principal Investigator: Pierre Emmanuel PEC CHARLES, Dr         
Hospital of Draguignan Not yet recruiting
Draguignan, France, 83300
Contact: Nicolas NB BELE, Dr    0033494605071    nicolasbele@free.fr   
Principal Investigator: Nicolas NB BELE, Dr         
Sub-Investigator: Riyad RF FARHAT, Dr         
Hospital University of Grenoble Recruiting
Grenoble, France, 38043
Contact: Jean Francois JFT TIMSIT, PU-PH    0033476768779    JFTimsit@chu-grenoble.fr   
Principal Investigator: Jean Francois JFT TIMSIT, Pu-PH         
Sub-Investigator: Rebecca RH HAMDIFAR-ROY, Dr         
Hospital of Versailles Not yet recruiting
Le Chesnay, France, 78150
Contact: BRUNEEL BF Fabrice, Dr    0033139638842    FBRUNEEL@ch-versailles.fr   
Principal Investigator: BRUNEEL BF Fabrice, dr         
University Hospital Edouard Herriot Recruiting
Lyon, France, 96433
Contact: ARGAUD AL Laurent, Dr    0033472110015    laurent.argaud@chu-lyon.fr   
Principal Investigator: Argaud AL Laurent, Dr         
University Hospital Edouard Herriot Recruiting
Lyon, France, 96433
Contact: Bernard BA ALLAOUCHICHE, PU-PH    0033472116988    bernard.allaouchiche@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Bernard BA ALLAOUCHICHE, PU-PH         
Hospital University of Montpellier Not yet recruiting
Montpellier, France, 34295
Contact: Kada KK KLOUCHE, dr    0033467338438    k-klouche@chu-montpellier.fr   
Principal Investigator: Kada KK KLOUCHE, Dr         
Hospital University of Montpellier Not yet recruiting
Montpellier, France, 34295
Contact: Samir SJ JABER, Dr    0033467337271    s-jaber@chu-montpellier.fr   
Principal Investigator: Samir SJ JABER, Dr         
Interegional Hospital André Grégoire Not yet recruiting
Montreuil, France, 93105
Contact: Vincent VD DAS, Dr    0033149203073    vincent.das@chi-andregregoire.fr   
Sub-Investigator: Vincent VD DAS, Dr         
Principal Investigator: Magali MC CIROLDI, Dr         
University Hospital of La Pitié Salpetrière Not yet recruiting
Paris, France, 75013
Contact: Jean JC CHASTRE, PU-PH    0033142163821    jean.chastre@psl.aphp.fr   
Principal Investigator: Jean JC CHASTRE, Pu-PH         
University Hospital Saint Louis Recruiting
Paris, France, 75010
Contact: Benoit BS SCHLEMMER, PU-PH    0033142499421    benoir.schlemmer@sls.aphp.fr   
Principal Investigator: Benoit BS SCHLEMMER, Pu-PH         
Principal Investigator: Elie EA AZOULAY, Pr         
Hospital University of Bichat Recruiting
Paris, France, 75877
Contact: Michel MW WOLFF, PU-PH    0033140258123    michel.wolff@bch.aphp.fr   
Principal Investigator: Michel MW WOLFF, PU-PH         
Hospital St Joseph Recruiting
Paris, France, 75014
Contact: Bernard BM MISSET, Dr    0033144123415    bmisset@hospital-saint-joseph.org   
Principal Investigator: Bernard BM MISSET, Dr         
Hospital of Pontoise Not yet recruiting
Pontoise, France, 95303
Contact: Danièle DC COMBAUX, Dr    0033130754104    daniel.combaux@ch-pontoise.fr   
Principal Investigator: Danièle dc COMBAUX, Dr         
Hospital University of Reims Not yet recruiting
Reims, France, 51092
Contact: Joel JC COUSSON, Dr    0033326783022    jcousson@chu-reims.fr   
Principal Investigator: Joel JC COUSSON, Dr         
Departemental Hospital of Roche sur Yon Not yet recruiting
Roche Sur Yon, France, 85925
Contact: Jean JR REIGNIER, Dr    00 332 51 44 61 61    reanimation@chd-vendee.fr   
Principal Investigator: Jean JR REIGNIER, Dr         
University Hospital of Saint Etienne Not yet recruiting
Saint Etienne, France, 42055
Contact: Fabrice FZ ZENI, PU-PH    0033477127862    zeni@univ-st-etienne.fr   
Principal Investigator: Fabrice FZ ZENI, PU-PH         
University Hospital of Strasbourg Recruiting
Strasbourg, France, 67091
Contact: Ferhat FM MEZIANI, Dr    0033388116768    ferhat.meziani@chru-strasbourg.fr   
Principal Investigator: Ferhat FM MEZIANI, Dr         
Sub-Investigator: David DS SCHNELL, Dr         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Grenoble
Principal Investigator: TIMSIT JFT Jean François, PU-PH University Hospital, Grenoble
  More Information

No publications provided by University Hospital, Grenoble

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University Hospital, Grenoble
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01773876     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1126, 2011-005451-14
Study First Received: January 14, 2013
Last Updated: January 29, 2013
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Grenoble:
survival without proven invasive candidiasis
micafungin versus placebo

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Candidiasis, Invasive
Anti-Infective Agents
Antifungal Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 29, 2014