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Clinical Significance of Smear or Culture Positive for Candida Spp. From Sputum Three Times a Week

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2009 by Capital Medical University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 2, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 14, 2010
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Capital Medical University

Brief Summary:
The definition of pulmonary candidiasis is still unclear.In China, isolation of candida spp. form sputum twice or three times a week has been regarded as the microbiological evidence of pulmonary candidiasis. The investigators hypothesize that patients who present respiratory symptoms and lung infiltrates together with smear of culture positive for candida spp. from sputum three times a week can not be diagnosed as pulmonary candidiasis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pulmonary Candidiasis Drug: fluconazole Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Diagnosis of Pulmonary Candidiasis
Study Start Date : September 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Yeast Infections
Drug Information available for: Fluconazole

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: fluconazole
    Intravenous or oral 400 md/d

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. invasive candidiasis [ Time Frame: in hospital ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 85 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 85ys>age>14ys
  • APACHE II<25
  • Lung infiltrates together with at least one of the following symptoms:cough, sputum, dyspnea with or without fever
  • smear or culture positive for candida spp. from sputum

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Hypersensitivity to fluconazole
  • Isolated candida was non-sensitive to fluconazole
  • Severe liver or renal diseases who can not tolerate fluconazole treatment
  • With at least one of the following high risk factors:organ transplantation, neutropenia>10ds, long term glucocorticoids therapy(equal to prednisone 30mg/d longer than 2 weeks), immunosuppressive therapy within 30ds, AIDS
  • With one of the microbiological evidence:isolation of candida spp. from blood or other kinds of sterile site(not including urine), filamentous fungi isolated from sputum or BALF, cryptococcus isolated from sputum or CSF, galactomannan antigen positive twice for blood
  • Probable or possible pulmonary aspergillosis
  • Definite oral or esophageal candidiasis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00537888

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Contact: Bin Cao, doctor 8610-85231130

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China, Beijing
Beijing Chaoyang Hospital,Affiliate of Capital Medical University Recruiting
Beijing, Beijing, China, 100020
Contact: Bin Cao, doctor         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Capital Medical University
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Principal Investigator: Bin Cao, Doctor Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Affiliate of Capital Medical University

Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Capital Medical University, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital Identifier: NCT00537888     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CYH-CMU
First Posted: October 2, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 14, 2010
Last Verified: July 2009
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
14-alpha Demethylase Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Steroid Synthesis Inhibitors
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C9 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C19 Inhibitors