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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00372723
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (slow enrollment)
First Posted : September 7, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 26, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Loyola University

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Drug: Remicaide (infliximab) Phase 2

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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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
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
Study Start Date : July 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2011

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Remicaide (infliximab)
    a single dose infusion of 5mg/kg Remicade (Infliximab)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 30 day mortality [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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
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Principal Investigator: Richard Gamelli, MD Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Surgery
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Responsible Party: Loyola University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00372723    
Other Study ID Numbers: 108983
First Posted: September 7, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2013
Last Verified: April 2013
Keywords provided by Loyola University:
toxic epidermal necrlysis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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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