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A Pharmacokinetic Study of Cefepime After Administration Into Dialysate in Patients With Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) Peritonitis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00497744
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 9, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2011
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Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Brief Summary:
Cefepime is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used in treating CAPD peritonitis. However, medical knowledge has been lacking with regard to its pharmacokinetic profile after it has been administered intraperitoneally. The current study aims at determining the drug level at different time after the drug has been added into the peritoneal fluid in patients with CAPD peritonitis. The results of this study will finally leads to rational prescription of this drug at correct dosages.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Peritonitis Drug: Intraperitoneal Cefepime

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 6 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Research Study on the Pharmacokinetic Profile of Intraperitoneal Cefepime in Patients With Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) Peritonitis
Study Start Date : November 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dialysis

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
4 males and 2 females, of age 57.83 +/-11.63 years with urinary creatinine clearance of 0.87+/-2.06ml/min/1.73m2 and admitted for CAPD peritonitis were enrolled. After collection of peritoneal dialysate for cell count and microbiological work-up, all subjects were loaded with 2g cefepime IP and dwelled for 6 hours. This was followed by 250mg cefepime in each subsequent 6-hourly peritoneal dialysis exchange. Plasma cefepime levels were determined at time 0, 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, 16, 24, 48, 72, 96, 120 hrs. Pharmacokinetic analyses were then performed.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >= 18 years & has been put on CAPD for >= 4 weeks before entering into the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known hypersensitivity to cefepime or other cephalosporin; CAPD peritonitis <= 28 days before being enrolled into the study
  • Antibiotic treatment within 1 week prior to entry into the study
  • Severe exit site or tunnel infection on the day of presentation
  • Any conditions that prompt early removal of Tenckhoff catheter irrespective of clinical response to antibiotic treatment
  • Abdominal malignancy; Any surgical causes of peritonitis
  • Suspected or known fungal or tuberculous peritonitis
  • History of dementia or known mental incompetency

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00497744

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Caritas Medical Centre
Hong Kong, China
Princess Margaret Hospital
Hong Kong, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
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Principal Investigator: Sze Kit Yuen, Dr Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Caritas Medical Centre

Additional Information:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00497744    
Other Study ID Numbers: KW/EX/05-020
First Posted: July 9, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011
Keywords provided by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:
CAPD peritonitis
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Intraabdominal Infections
Peritoneal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents