Pharmacokinetic Response to BPI in Burns

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 19, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 4, 2008
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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of a protein called BPI that is naturally made by the body's white blood cells to fight infection. This study will initially evaluate an FDA approved investigational dosage and will measure the blood levels over time while BPI is being infused through a vein to see if the dose is potentially enough to obtain the desired effect. The drug will be started within 8 hours of burn injury and continued for 48 hours. Patients will be followed on admission and through infusion in the Burn ICU where they will be monitored by ICU standards. They will be seen regularly thereafter on post-burn days 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 14 and 28 days while in the hospital. If the patient is discharged prior to the 28 day evaluation, they will be evaluated on or around the 28th day in the burn clinic. A blood sample will be obtained to look for potential genetic markers that may increase a burn patients' risk to develop infection in the post burn period.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Burns Drug: opebacan Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 6 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase IIa Trial to Evaluate the Pharmacokinetic Response to Bactericidal/Permeability-Increasing Protein (rBPI21) for the Treatment of Patients With Burn Injury.
Study Start Date : April 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Burns
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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages 13 years to 60 years old
  • Sustained partial-thickness or full-thickness burn greater than 20% and less than 41% TBSA
  • Parental consent (if subject is less than 18 years old) or individual (if subject is equal to or older than 18) signed, informed consent.
  • Able to start BPI in infusion within 8 hours of burn injury.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 61.
  • Inhalational injury requiring mechanical ventilation.
  • Partial and full thickness burns totaling > 41% total body surface area
  • Cardiac dysfunction, defined as the presence of any of the following:

    1. New York Heart Class 3 or 4 heart failure.
    2. Unstable angina or acute myocardial infarction.
    3. Left ventricular ejection fraction known to be < 35%.
  • Electrical or lightening induced burn injury or any injury that required cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
  • Concomitant non-burn trauma with an ISS > 9.
  • Non-survivable injury secondary to burn size - patients made DNR or comfort care due to burn size.
  • Patients with known causes of immunosuppression:

    1. Known history of HIV/AIDS
    2. Chronic steroid use for underlying medical conditions (equivalent to 15 mg prednisone/day).
    3. Active oncolytic therapy for known malignancy
  • Known or suspected pregnancy
  • Known allergy to rBPI21

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00462904

United States, Texas
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390-9158
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Joseph P Minei, MD UT Southwesten Medical Center

Responsible Party: Joseph Minei, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Identifier: NCT00462904     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: XO-400761
First Posted: April 19, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 4, 2008
Last Verified: April 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Bactericidal permeability increasing protein
Anti-Infective Agents