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Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Micafungin Versus Conventional Amphotericin B for the Treatment of Neonatal Candidiasis (MAGIC-2)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Astellas Pharma Inc ( Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. ) Identifier:
First received: December 27, 2008
Last updated: November 24, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

The study will evaluate how effective and how safe the drug micafungin is when compared to the drug amphotericin B deoxycholate in treating neonates and young infants with certain fungal infections.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: micafungin
Drug: amphotericin B deoxycholate
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Multi-Center Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Micafungin Versus Amphotericin B Deoxycholate for the Treatment of Neonatal Candidiasis

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Further study details as provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Fungal free survival [ Time Frame: One week following the last dose of study drug (maximum of 49 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Defined as alive at one week following the last dose of study drug and eradication (fungal free) with no requirement for alternative systemic antifungal therapy for continued treatment

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to mycological clearance of invasive candidiasis [ Time Frame: 30 days following the last dose of study drug (maximum of 72 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Fungal free survival in infants with end-organ dissemination at end of study drug therapy [ Time Frame: maximum of 42 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Fungal free survival in infants with end-organ dissemination one week after last dose of study drug [ Time Frame: maximum of 49 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall incidence of emergent fungal infections through the end of study [ Time Frame: 30 days following the last dose of study drug (maximum of 72 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall incidence of recurrent fungal infections through the end of study [ Time Frame: 30 days following the last dose of study drug (maximum of 72 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to positive clinical response (complete or partial) [ Time Frame: 30 days following the last dose of study drug (maximum of 72 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Clinical response (complete, partial, stabilization, progression) at the end of study drug therapy [ Time Frame: maximum of 42 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Clinical response (complete, partial, stabilization, progression) one week after last dose of study drug [ Time Frame: maximum of 49 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mycological response at end of study drug therapy [ Time Frame: maximum of 42 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Based on eradication and persistence

  • Mycological response one week after last dose of study drug [ Time Frame: maximum of 49 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Status of follow-up imaging and exams (improved, stable, worse) for infants with end-organ assessments [ Time Frame: 30 days following the last dose of study drug (maximum of 72 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    End-organ dissemination will be assessed through abdominal ultrasound and/or computed tomography (CT), echocardiogram, head imaging and retinal exam

  • Pharmacokinetics model parameters [ Time Frame: Day 4 up to a maximum of 42 days (3 time points) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Clearance and volume of distribution

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: June 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: 1. micafungin Drug: micafungin
IV administration
Other Names:
  • Mycamine
  • FK463
Active Comparator: 2. amphotericin B deoxycholate Drug: amphotericin B deoxycholate
IV administration
Other Names:
  • Fungizone
  • CAB
  • Amphotericin B for injection

Detailed Description:

Neonates and young infants will be stratified by estimated gestational age and by world region


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 120 Days
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infant greater than 48 hours of life after birth up to day of life 120 at the time of culture acquisition
  • Diagnosis of proven invasive candidiasis or candidemia within 4 days prior to study start
  • Subject's parent or legal guardian agrees not to allow subject to participate in another study with another investigational drug while on treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Infant with any history of a hypersensitivity or severe vasomotor reaction to any echinocandin or systemic amphotericin B product
  • Infant who has received more than 48 hours of systemic antifungal therapy prior to the first dose of study drug
  • Infant who has a breakthrough systemic fungal infection while receiving amphotericin B product or an echinocandin as prophylaxis
  • Infant who has failed prior systemic antifungal therapy for this episode of invasive candidiasis
  • Infant who is co-infected with a non-Candida fungal organism
  • Infant whose positive yeast cultures are solely from an indwelling bladder catheter (unless obtained at the time the indwelling catheter was placed) or sputum.
  • Infant previously enrolled in this study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00815516

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United States, California
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Children's Hospital of Orange County
Orange, California, United States, 92868
United States, District of Columbia
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
United States, Michigan
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
United States, New Jersey
UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, 08901
United States, New York
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, New York, United States, 10595
United States, North Carolina
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
WakeMed Health and Hospitals
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 27610
United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15224
United States, Texas
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
University of Texas Medical School
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
United States, Utah
University Of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84108
United States, Virginia
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22904
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Goiás
Goiânia, Goias, Brazil, 74605-020
Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Belo Horizonte
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 30150-221
Hospital de Clinicas do Parana
Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, 80060-900
Hospital de Base da Faculdade de Medicina
São José do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 15090-000
Pro Matre Paulista
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 01403-001
Hospital e Maternidade Santa Joana
São Paulo, Brazil, 04103-000
Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment
Gabrovo, Bulgaria, 5300
First Municipal Hospital for Active Treatment-Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria, 1142
Spec Hospital for Active Treatment of Children Diseases
Sofia, Bulgaria, 1606
Canada, Ontario
McMaster Children's Hospital
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3Z5
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Hospital Clinico de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Santiago, Chile, 22354 3000
Hospital Padre Hurtado
Santiago, Chile, 8880465
Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe
Medellin, Antioque, Colombia, 574
Centro Medico Imbanaco
Cali, Colombia
Klinichiki Bolnicki Centar-Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia, 10000
'P&A Kyriakou' Childrens' General Hospital of Athens
Athens, Greece, 11527
Elena Venizelou hospital
Athens, Greece, 11521
University Hospital of Patras
Patras, Greece, 26504
Semmelweis Egyetem
Budapest, Hungary, 8200
Pándy Kálmán Megyei Kórház
Gyula, Hungary, 5700
Jósa András Oktató Kórház Nonprofit Kft.
Nyíregyháza, Hungary, 4400
Bnei Zion Medical Center
Haifa, Israel, 31048
Rambam Medical Center
Haifa, Israel, 31096
Edith Wolfson Medical Center
Holon, Israel, 58100
Hadassah University Hospital Ein Kerem
Jerusalem, Israel, 91120
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel, 64239
The Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Tel Hashomer, Israel, 52661
Hospital Universitario "Dr. José Eleuterio Gonzalez" (Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon)
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 64460
Hospital Central Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto
San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 78250
Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza
Lima, Peru, 1
Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia
Lima, Peru, 31
Instituto Neuro Cardiovascular de las Américas
Miraflores, Lima, Peru, 18
Philippine General Hospital
Manila, Philippines
Prof. Dr. Alfred Rusescu Institute of Mother and Child Care
Bucharest, Romania, 11062
Emergency County Clinical Hospital
Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 400006
Taichung Veteran General Hospital
Taichung, Taiwan
Cukurova University Medical Faculty
Adana, Turkey, 1330
Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine
Istanbul, Turkey, 34093
Kocaeli University Hospital
Kocaeli, Turkey, 41380
Community Institution "Regional Children Clinical Hospital"
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, 49100
Municipal Institution "Donetsk Regional Center of Mother and Child Care"
Donetsk, Ukraine, 83114
Lugansk Regional Childrens Clinical Hospital
Lugansk, Ukraine, 91016
Municipal Institution "Lviv City Clinical Childrens Hospital"
Lviv, Ukraine, 79059
Municipal Institution "Odesa Regional Children's Hospital"
Odesa, Ukraine, 65031
Vinnytsya Regional Children Clinical Hospital
Vinnytsya, Ukraine, 21018
Sponsors and Collaborators
Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc.
Study Director: Senior Medical Director Astellas Pharma Global Development
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Responsible Party: Astellas Pharma Inc ( Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. ) Identifier: NCT00815516     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9463-CL-2303, 2012-000780-24
Study First Received: December 27, 2008
Last Updated: November 24, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
European Union: European Medicines Agency
Chile: Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile
Argentina: Administracion Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnologia Medica
Brazil: Ministry of Health
Peru: Ministry of Health
Mexico: Ministry of Health
Canada: Health Canada
Colombia: INVIMA Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos
Israel: Ministry of Health
Ukraine: State Pharmacological Center - Ministry of Health
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Drug Agency
Croatia: Ministry of Health and Social Care
Ecuador: Public Health Ministry
Greece: National Organization of Medicines
Hungary: National Institute of Pharmacy
Korea: Food and Drug Administration
Philippines: Bureau of Food and Drugs
Romania: National Medicines Agency
South Africa: Medicines Control Council
Taiwan : Food and Drug Administration
Thailand: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:
amphotericin B deoxycholate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Amphotericin B
Amphotericin B, deoxycholate drug combination
Deoxycholic Acid
Liposomal amphotericin B
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antifungal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Cholagogues and Choleretics
Gastrointestinal Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 25, 2014