A Pilot Study to Obtain Preliminary Information Regarding the Efficacy and Safety of the Combination of Immune Globulin and Ganciclovir as Compared to Ganciclovir Alone in the Treatment of Sight-Threatening CMV Retinitis in Patients With AIDS

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Information provided by:
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00001999
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: April 1993
  Purpose

To evaluate whether immune globulin and ganciclovir (DHPG) results in faster initial response as compared to DHPG alone. To evaluate whether immune globulin and DHPG gives longer duration of remission than DHPG alone (i.e. 16 weeks). To evaluate the toxicities of the combination of DHPG and immune globulin as compared to those of DHPG alone. To evaluate if there is a difference between the two groups in regard to survival, immune functions, and CMV viremia and viruria.


Condition Intervention
Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
HIV Infections
Drug: Globulin, Immune
Drug: Ganciclovir

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study to Obtain Preliminary Information Regarding the Efficacy and Safety of the Combination of Immune Globulin and Ganciclovir as Compared to Ganciclovir Alone in the Treatment of Sight-Threatening CMV Retinitis in Patients With AIDS

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  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have the following:

  • First episode of sight-threatening CMV retinitis.
  • At least one pending culture for CMV from the blood or urine prior to entry.
  • Life expectancy > 6 months.
  • Karnofsky performance = or > 60.
  • Ability to understand the nature of the study, to comply with study requirements, and to sign informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following conditions are excluded:

  • Known selective IGA deficiency or antibodies against IgA.
  • History of previous episodes of sight-threatening CMV retinitis.

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Previous episode of sight-threatening CMV retinitis.
  • Concomitant treatment with other investigational agents except ddI or ddC.
  • Life expectancy < 6 months.
  • Continued alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Known selective IgA deficiency and known to have antibodies against IgA.
  • Karnofsky performance <60.

Other investigational agents except ddI or ddC.

ddI ddC

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00001999

Locations
United States, District of Columbia
Georgetown Univ Med Ctr
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
Sponsors and Collaborators
American National Red Cross
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001999     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 079A, 219-90
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Retinitis
Gamma-Globulins
Ganciclovir
Drug Therapy, Combination
Cytomegalovirus Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Immunization, Passive

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infection
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Retinitis
Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Cytomegalovirus Infections
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Eye Infections, Viral
Eye Infections
Antibodies
Immunoglobulins
Ganciclovir
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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