Teicoplanin in Treating Septicemia in Patients Who Are Receiving Chemotherapy Through a Central Venous Catheter

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2013
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Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Giving the antibiotic teicoplanin by infusion and allowing bacteria to be exposed to the antibiotic for a longer period of time may be effective in preventing or controlling septicemia.

PURPOSE: Randomized clinical trial to compare two different methods of giving teicoplanin in treating septicemia in patients who are receiving chemotherapy through a central venous catheter.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Infection Biological: teicoplanin Not Applicable

Detailed Description:


  • Compare the response and cure rate of coagulase-negative staphylococcal septicemia in patients receiving chemotherapy through a central venous catheter treated with 2 different schedules of teicoplanin.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to participating center and number of central venous catheter lumens (1 vs 2). Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms.

  • Arm I: Patients receive teicoplanin IV bolus every 12 hours for 3 doses and then once daily for 5 doses (total of 7 days).
  • Arm II: Patients receive teicoplanin IV over 2 hours and/or by antibiotic lock every 12 hours for 3 doses and then once daily for 5 doses (total of 7 days).

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 490-1,360 patients will be accrued for this study within 2.2-6.2 years.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1360 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The Use of Teicoplanin in the Treatment of Septicaemia Caused by Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci - A Randomized Study Comparing Bolus Injection With Infused and/or Line-Locked Teicoplanin
Study Start Date : February 1999
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sepsis
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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Suspected septicemia caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci
  • Single or double lumen (no triple lumen) central venous catheter (CVC) (including subcutaneous ports) that can be flushed and aspirated

    • Expected to remain in situ for at least 8 weeks
  • No coagulase-negative septicemia associated with existing CVC within the past 12 weeks
  • Receiving chemotherapy for neoplastic condition, aplastic anemia, Fanconi's anemia, Langerhans' cell histiocytosis, or myelodysplasia



  • 2 months and over

Performance status:

  • Not specified

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00024453

Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin
Dublin, Ireland, 12
United Kingdom
Birmingham Children's Hospital
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, B4 6NH
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
Bristol, England, United Kingdom, BS2 8BJ
Addenbrooke's Hospital
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom, CB2 2QQ
Leeds Cancer Centre at St. James's University Hospital
Leeds, England, United Kingdom, LS9 7TF
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester, England, United Kingdom, LE1 5WW
Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Alder Hey
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, L12 2AP
Saint Bartholomew's Hospital
London, England, United Kingdom, EC1A 7BE
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
London, England, United Kingdom, WC1N 3JH
University College of London Hospitals
London, England, United Kingdom, WIT 3AA
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Manchester, England, United Kingdom, M27 4HA
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom, NE7 7DN
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom, NG7 2UH
Oxford Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford, England, United Kingdom, 0X3 9DU
Children's Hospital - Sheffield
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom, S10 2TH
Southampton General Hospital
Southampton, England, United Kingdom, SO16 6YD
Royal Marsden - Surrey
Sutton, England, United Kingdom, SM2 5PT
Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, BT12 6BE
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, AB25 2ZN
Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH9 1LF
Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, G3 8SJ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Study Chair: Barry Pizer, MD Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Alder Hey Identifier: NCT00024453     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCLG-SC-1999-01
CDR0000068944 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: January 27, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 7, 2013
Last Verified: June 2009

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents