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Doripenem in the Treatment of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00211003
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 10, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and effectiveness of doripenem in patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pneumonia Drug: doripenem Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Doripenem is an antibiotic medication not yet approved by the US FDA. This is a phase 3, multicenter, prospective, open-label (though with blinded outcome assessments), randomized study of doripenem versus a comparator antibiotic in patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia. The study consists of screening phase, open-label treatment phase, and follow-up. Both patients on ventilator and not on ventilator are enrolled. The primary endpoint is the clinical response rate at early follow-up visit. The patients may receive either doripenem or comparator; total duration of the treatment is 7 to 14 days.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 240 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Open-Label, Phase 3 Study to Compare the Safety and Effectiveness of Doripenem Versus a Comparator Antibiotic in Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
Study Start Date : May 2004
Study Completion Date : October 2006

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Drug Information available for: Doripenem
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical response rate at the early follow-up visit.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The clinical response rate at early follow-up visit. Microbiological response rate at both early and late follow-up visits. Safety assessment (adverse events, changes in vital signs, laboratory test results) monitored throughout the study.

Eligibility Criteria

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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:

  • Patients hospitalized for >= 48 hours or those with prior hospital admission of at least 48 hours who were discharged within the last 48 hours.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hospital-acquired pneumonia known at the time of enrollment to be caused by pathogen(s) resistant to certain antibiotics
  • Any rapidly progressing disease or immediately life-threatening illness
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00211003

Sponsors and Collaborators
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
Peninsula Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Study Director: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00211003     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR005401
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 10, 2011
Last Verified: April 2010

Keywords provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:
Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
Mechanical Ventilation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections