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Safety and Efficacy Study of Recombinant Human Lactoferrin to Treat Severe Sepsis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00630656
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 7, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 23, 2011
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Brief Summary:
Study will evaluate the safety and potential benefit of recombinant human talactoferrin as an addition to the standard care of severe sepsis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Severe Sepsis Drug: Talactoferrin alfa Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 190 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Talactoferrin Alfa in Patients With Severe Sepsis
Study Start Date : April 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sepsis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Talactoferrin alfa
Drug: Talactoferrin alfa
15 mL of an oral solution of 100mg/mL (1.5 g) given 3 times a day for up to 28 days or until discharge from the intensive care unit

Placebo Comparator: 2
Drug: Placebo
Placebo given 3 times a day for up to 28 days or until discharge from the intensive care unit

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. All-cause mortality [ Time Frame: 28-day ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. All-cause mortality [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  2. All-cause mortality [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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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:

  • Age greater than or equal to 18 years
  • Onset of severe sepsis within the previous 24 hours
  • Must be receiving antibiotic therapy
  • Informed consent form signed by patient, legal next-of-kin or legal guardian
  • Able to take medication by mouth or feeding tube

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Receipt of investigational medication within 4 weeks prior to participation in the study
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Severe congestive heart failure
  • Known severe HIV infection
  • Presence of severe burns
  • Patients on high dose immunosuppressants
  • Patients whose death is considered imminent
  • Patients whose life expectancy for concurrent illness is less than 6 months
  • Severe hypoxic encephalopathy or persistent vegetative state
  • Severe liver disease
  • Patient, legal representative or patient's primary physician not committed to providing full, aggressive life support

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Principal Investigator: Kalpalatha K Guntupalli, MD Baylor College of Medicine
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Agennix
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00630656    
Other Study ID Numbers: LF-0801
NIH grant 1R44GM077816-01A2
First Posted: March 7, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 23, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011
Keywords provided by Agennix:
recombinant human lactoferrin
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Talactoferrin alfa
Antineoplastic Agents