Micafungin Versus AmBisome in Invasive Candidiasis and Candidemia
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The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of micafungin (FK463) versus liposomal amphotericin B (AmBisome) in treating neutropenic and non-neutropenic patients with confirmed invasive candidiasis or candidemia. Enrollment will include adult and pediatric patients.
Condition or disease
Drug: MicafunginDrug: Liposomal Amphotericin B
A phase III, multicenter, double-blind, comparative, parallel, randomized study. Enrollment will include adult and pediatric patients. The adult population is sized to test for non-inferiority. For the pediatric population, descriptive analyses are planned.
Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
A Multicenter, Double Blind, Comparative, Randomized Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Micafungin (FK463) Versus Liposomal Amphotericin B (AmBisome) in the Treatment of Invasive Candidiasis and Candidemia
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Actual Primary Completion Date
Actual Study Completion Date
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Investigator's assessment of overall treatment success. Success is defined as clinical (complete or partial) and mycological (eradication or presumed eradication) response at the End of Therapy. [ Time Frame: 6 and 12 weeks post treatment ]
Secondary Outcome Measures
Clinical response (complete, partial, stabilization, progression) during the treatment period and the post-treatment period [ Time Frame: During the 2 to 8 week treatment period and the 12 week post treatment followup period ]
Mycological response (eradication, presumed eradication, persistence) during the treatment period and the post-treatment period [ Time Frame: During the 2 to 8 week treatment period and the 12 week post treatment followup period ]
Overall incidence of emergent and recurrent fungal infections at the End of Study [ Time Frame: End of the 12 week post treatment followup peroid ]
Independent Efficacy Review Committee's assessment of overall treatment success [ Time Frame: Prior to database lock ]
Peak change of estimated glomerular filtration rate during the treatment period compared to Baseline [ Time Frame: During the 2 to 8 week treatment period ]
Incidence of acute infusion related reactions as pre-defined [ Time Frame: During the 2 to 8 week treatment period ]
Patient survival at the End of Therapy and at the End of Study [ Time Frame: End of the 2 to 8 week treatment period and end of the 12 week post treatment followup period ]
Overall incidence of Adverse Events (AE) [ Time Frame: Throughout study and post treatment followup period ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients either non-neutropenic with absolute neutrophil counts >= 500 cells/mm3 or neutropenic with absolute neutrophil counts < 500 cells/mm3 must have:
Candidemia or invasive candidiasis,
Confirmation and typical clinical signs and symptoms by fungal culture and/or histology,
Positive culture obtained no more than four days prior to the first dose of study medication.
Patient is pregnant or nursing
Patients with evidence of liver disease as defined by: a) SGOT/AST or SGPT/ALT > 10 times the upper limit of normal (ULN); or b) Total bilirubin > 5 times ULN.
Patients whose sole diagnosis is oropharyngeal and/or esophageal candidiasis and/or with positive cultures of urine specimens, sputum specimens, bronchoalveolar-lavage specimens or samples from indwelling drains.
Patients who have received prophylactic/empiric therapy with azoles or conventional amphotericin B for more than three days within one week prior to enrollment. Neutropenic patients, however, may have received prophylactic azoles without time restrictions.