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Ketek in CAP / AECB in Ambulatory Adult Patients

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: NCT00546676
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 2007
Last Update Posted : November 14, 2007
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Brief Summary:
To determine the clinical effectiveness of telithromycin in the treatment of either CAP or AECB in a large population of ambulatory adult patients in a community-based setting.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis (AECB) Drug: Telithromycin Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 174 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Canadian Multicenter, Prospective, Open Label, Non-Comparative Study of the Effectiveness and Safety of Oral Telithromycin, 800mg Once Daily in the Treatment of Either Community Acquired Pneumonia or Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis in Ambulator
Study Start Date : May 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2004

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluation of the clinical effectiveness of telithromycin treatment as determined by the clinical cure rates based on the resolution of infection-related signs and symptoms for CAP and AECB.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate speed of symptom resolution,define the safety of telithromycin,& assess health economic parameters

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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:

Male or female subjects greater than or equal to 18 years who fulfill the clinical diagnostic criteria for outpatient treatment of one of the two following community acquired respiratory tract infections (CARTIs):

  • CAP: a new pulmonary infiltrate confirmed by chest X-ray and at least 3 of the following signs or symptoms of infection: fever greater than or equal to 38C, cough, chest pain, sputum production, rales, dyspnea, malaise and/or headache; OR
  • ECB: documented medical history of chronic bronchitis in subjects over the age of 40 and presenting an FEV1 <80% of the predicted value in the last 36 months and at least 2 of the following clinical symptoms: increased sputum purulence, increased dyspnea and/or increased sputum production.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with a confirmed cardiogenic syncope, ventricular tachyarrythmia or Torsades de Pointes while taking a medicinal product with QT- prolonging potential, such as a macrolide or quinolone antibiotic, or other non-antibiotic suspected of prolonging the QT interval;
  • Pregnancy or lactation;
  • Hypersensitivity to macrolides;
  • Concomitant treatment with terfenadine, ergot alkaloid derivatives, astemizole or pimozide;
  • Myasthenia gravis;
  • Antibiotic treatment in the 30 days prior to study entry;
  • Treatment with any investigational product in the 30 days prior to study entry and/or a previous participation in this study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00546676

Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Margaret Mississian Sanofi

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00546676     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HMR3647A_4018
First Posted: October 19, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 14, 2007
Last Verified: November 2007
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bronchitis, Chronic
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Bronchial Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents