Study Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of Piperacillin/Tazobactam to Cefepime in Patients With Hematologic Malignancy or Lymphoma
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To compare the safety and efficacy of piperacillin/tazobactam (4 g/500 mg) administered intravenously every 6 hours to cefepime (2 g) administered intravenously every 8 hours for the empiric treatment of neutropenic fever in patients with a hematologic malignancy or lymphoma.
A Randomized, Open-Label, Multi-Center, Comparative Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Piperacillin/Tazobactam to Cefepime for the Empiric Treatment of Neutropenic Fever in Patients With a Hematologic Malignancy or Lymphoma
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Hospitalized male and female patients, 18 years of age or older
Patients who have leukemia (acute lymphocytic leukemia [ALL], acute myelogenous leukemia [AML], chronic lymphocytic leukemia [CLL], chronic myelogenous leukemia [CML]), that is newly diagnosed, who have had initial induction, re-induction, or intensification chemotherapy or who have had a bone marrow (allogenic, syngeneic, or autologous) or peripheral blood stem-cell transplant OR Patients with lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome or myelodysplasia (refractory anemia [RA], refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts [RARS], refractory anemia with excess blasts [RAEB], refractory anemia with excess blasts in transformation to leukemia [RAEB-T], or chronic myelomonocytic leukemia [CMML].
Fever, defined as an oral temperature of ≥ 37.9°C /100.2°F, a rectal temperature ≥ 38.4°C /101.4°F, or a tympanic temperature ≥ 38°C /100.4°F
The presence of any clinically acute or chronic disease or condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, may interfere with the patient's ability to safely comply with the conditions of the protocol, or could preclude the evaluation of the patient's response or could make the completion of the therapy unlikely
Neutropenia associated with syndromes that are not associated with a high risk of bacterial infection (eg. chronic benign neutropenia or Kostmann's syndrome)