Study Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of Piperacillin/Tazobactam to Cefepime in Patients With Hematologic Malignancy or Lymphoma

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 6, 2002
Last Update Posted : October 10, 2007
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Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hematologic Neoplasms Drug: Piperacillin/Tazobactam (Tazocin) Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: 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
Study Completion Date : January 2003

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lymphoma
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 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)
  • Neutropenia due to primary bone marrow failure

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00044759

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Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
Study Director: Medical Monitor, MD Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Identifier: NCT00044759     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0910B1-308
First Posted: September 6, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 10, 2007
Last Verified: October 2007

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hematologic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Hematologic Diseases
Penicillanic Acid
Piperacillin, tazobactam drug combination
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
beta-Lactamase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action