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Study of a Potential New Treatment for Patients With Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(slow enrollment)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 7, 2006
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Loyola University
To determine whether treatment of patients who have toxic epidermal necrolysis with a drug called remicaide increases the number of patients who are alive 30 days laters.

Condition Intervention Phase
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Drug: Remicaide (infliximab) Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study Comparing Remicade (Infliximab) vs. Standard Care in the Treatment of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

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Further study details as provided by Loyola University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 30 day mortality [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety labs and adverse events [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: July 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Remicaide (infliximab)
    a single dose infusion of 5mg/kg Remicade (Infliximab)
Detailed Description:
This is a pilot (preliminary) study. Patients with a diagnosis of TEN will be asked to consider participating. The study intervention is a single intravenous dose of remicaide (5 mg/kg). Standard supportive care will be given. The percentage of patients alive at 30 days after treatment with remicaide will be compared to historical controls.

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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:

  • Admission to burn unit with a histologic diagnosis of TENs

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • hypersensitivity to remicaide
  • history of heart failure
  • documented bacteremia
  • history of cancer
  • inability to consent
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00372723

Sponsors and Collaborators
Loyola University
Principal Investigator: Richard Gamelli, MD Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Surgery
  More Information

Responsible Party: Loyola University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00372723     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 108983
First Submitted: September 5, 2006
First Posted: September 7, 2006
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2013
Last Verified: April 2013

Keywords provided by Loyola University:
toxic epidermal necrlysis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Drug Eruptions
Skin Diseases
Erythema Multiforme
Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous
Drug Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Dermatologic Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Antirheumatic Agents