Ethanol-Lock Treatment in Preventing Central Venous Catheter Infections in Patients With High-Risk Neuroblastoma
RATIONALE: Ethanol-lock treatment may help prevent central venous catheter infections in patients with high-risk neuroblastoma.
PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects of ethanol-lock treatment in preventing central venous catheter infections in patients with high-risk neuroblastoma.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Phase I Study of an Ethanol-Lock Strategy to Prevent Central Venous Catheter Infections Among Patients With High-Risk Neuroblastoma|
- Safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
- Efficacy, in terms of 6-month infection-free rate, cumulative incidence of infection, cumulative incidence of central line removal, and median time to infection [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Ethanol-Lock Treatment
Ethanol instillation and removal will be carried out by one of the investigating physicians, a pediatric surgical nurse practitioner, or a dedicated research nurse. Syringes containing a 70% ethanol solution will be pre-filled in the PDH pharmacy and dispensed to the nurse caring for a particular patient. The volume of ethanol to be administered into each lumen of the central line will be specific to each patient's catheter and will be determined at enrollment.
- Determine the safety and tolerability of the ethanol-lock strategy (ETL) in preventing central venous catheter infections in patients with high-risk neuroblastoma being treated on clinical trial MSKCC-03077.
- Determine whether this strategy increases the likelihood of remaining infection-free for 6 months.
- Determine the cumulative incidence of a single positive centrally-drawn blood culture in these patients and compare to previously obtained historical controls.
- Determine the median time-to-infection of the central line, where infection is defined as any positive centrally-drawn (from the treated line) blood culture.
- Determine the cumulative incidence of central line removals in these patients and compare to historical controls.
- Collate the types of organisms among these patients who develop a positive centrally-drawn blood culture and compare to historical controls.
OUTLINE: This is a prospective, nonrandomized, open-label, historical control study.
Patients receive monoclonal antibody 3F8 on clinical trial MSKCC-03077. In each course of monoclonal antibody 3F8 treatment, patients receive ethanol-lock treatment on days 0-3 (after each monoclonal antibody 3F8 infusion) for up to 6 months for central venous catheter management.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 50 patients will be accrued for this study.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00471679
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Principal Investigator:||Mark L. Kayton, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Michael P. LaQuaglia, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|