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CRITIC - Treatment of Candidemia and Invasive Candidiasis (CRITIC)

This study has been completed.
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Gilead Sciences Identifier:
First received: April 29, 2008
Last updated: March 26, 2009
Last verified: March 2009
Patients will receive 2mg/kg/day IV daily administration of AmBisome® over 30-60 minutes as a reaction to signs/symptoms and positive Candida culture

Condition Intervention Phase
Candidemia Invasive Candidiasis Drug: AmBisome Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: CRITIC: Phase II Pilot Multicenter Study on Efficacy and Safety of Liposomal Amphotericin B (AmBisome®) at 2 mg/kg/Day in the Treatment of Candidemia and Invasive Candidiasis in Non-Neutropenic Patients

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Further study details as provided by Gilead Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Success at End of Trial (EOT) - Success is defined as: The definition of success is (criteria a, b, c and d must be satisfied): a. i) Absence of all clinical signs and symptoms present at baseline and absence of any new signs and symptoms that may be [ Time Frame: Through 4 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy at the 2nd and 4th week after the end of therapy [ Time Frame: Through 4th week ]
  • Safety of the 2 mg/kg/day regimen [ Time Frame: Through 4 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 39
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
AmBisome® 2 mg/kg/day in a unique daily IV administration
Drug: AmBisome
Patients will receive 2mg/kg/day IV daily administration of AmBisome® over 30-60 minutes as a reaction to signs/symptoms and positive Candida culture

Detailed Description:
Subjects will be enrolled to receive intravenously AmBisome® at 2 mg/kg/day for a maximum of 4 weeks. Treatment will be discontinued in case of failure, adverse events precluding treatment or success. In case of success AmBisome® at 2 mg/kg/day should be administered for at least 5 days after the complete resolution of all clinical findings of an active infection or for at least 8 days after the last positive blood culture or culture from a normally sterile site. It is not recommended to declare failure (and therefore change treatment) before giving at least 5 days of antifungal therapy. Failures in patients given less than 5 days of treatment should be well documented (e.g. persistent positive cultures despite catheter removal, clinical deterioration in absence of any explanation other than the fungal infection). Follow-up evaluations will be conducted at 2 and 4 weeks after the end of AmBisome® therapy. At end of treatment (time point for success or failure) patients may be shifted to oral (not intravenous) antifungals at the discretion of the local investigator, once a complete response has been achieved, if secondary prophylaxis is deemed necessary.

Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients admitted to ICU for all medical reasons that meet the inclusion criteria
  • Males or non pregnant females (women of child-bearing potential must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test at baseline).
  • Subjects who are 14 years old or older.
  • Subjects with at least one positive blood culture isolation of a Candida spp. from a specimen or from a normally sterile site (including abdominal catheters), drawn within 96 hours prior to study entry.
  • Subjects who have clinical evidence of infection AT SOME TIME WITHIN 48 HOURS PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT, including AT LEAST ONE of the following:

    1. temperature> 38°C on 2 occasions at least 4 hours apart or one determination greater than 38.5°C (internal, at oesophagus, tympani or bladder levels).
    2. systolic blood pressure < 90, or a >30 mm Hg decrease in systolic BP from the subject's normal baseline.
    3. Signs of inflammation (swelling, heat, erythema, purulent drainage) from a site infected with Candida
  • Subjects or their legal representative (but the subject should sign it in any case when able to) must sign a written informed consent form. Written informed consent must be obtained before any study-related procedure is carried out.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with a history of allergy or intolerance to AmBisome®
  • Subjects who have received systemic antifungal therapy within 15 days prior to inclusion in the study
  • Any severe cardiovascular disease (such as arrhythmias, in particular) which may constitute a contra-indication to AmBisome® administration
  • Subjects with an absolute neutrophil count of less than 500/mm3 in the 48 hours before enrolment in the study
  • Subjects with a diagnosis of AIDS (positive HIV serology in association with either CD4 cell counts < 200 cells/mm3or history of an opportunistic infection /neoplasm), aplastic anemia, or Chronic Granulomatous Disease.
  • Subjects with moderate or severe liver disease defined as any one or more of the following:

    * Alkaline phosphatase, ALT, AST, or total bilirubin greater than 5 times the ULN (upper limit of normal)

  • Subjects with a severe renal impairment defined by a serum creatinine of more than 2.5 mg/dL.
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Subjects who are unlikely to survive more than 24 hours.
  • Subjects who previously participated in this study.
  • Subjects who have received within the two weeks before study entry, are receiving or likely to receive any investigational drug (unlicensed new chemical entity).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00670657

Gilead Sciences Srl
Milan, Italy, 20146
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gilead Sciences
Study Director: Luigi Picaro Gilead Sciences
  More Information

Responsible Party: Luigi Antonio Picaro, Gilead Sciences Identifier: NCT00670657     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GS-IT-131-0177
Study First Received: April 29, 2008
Last Updated: March 26, 2009

Keywords provided by Gilead Sciences:
invasive candidiasis
liposomal amphotericin B

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Candidiasis, Invasive
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Amphotericin B
Liposomal amphotericin B
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Antifungal Agents processed this record on July 21, 2017