Ambisome® Preemptive Treatment of Multiple Candida Colonization in Sepsis Patients (AMBIDEX)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2009 by Fovea.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 16, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2008
Gilead Sciences
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Brief Summary:

To assess the safety of Ambisome 10 mg/kg/week in patients as a preemptive treatment in intensive care patients with a sepsis and rising candida colonisation.

Preemptive treatment (i.e., prophylactic treatment with two high doses of Ambisome® administered with an interval of one week, in patiens with a high risk of developing a fungal infection) should decrease the incidence of actual systemic infections.

The incidence of such actual fungal infections will be assessed directly and its impact on patients' survival and intensive care resourches assessed

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sepsis Candida Drug: Amphotericine in liposome (Ambisome®) Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Ambisome® Preemptive Treatment of Multiple Colonizations by Candida in Intensive Care Patients With a Sepsis
Study Start Date : March 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sepsis

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Amphotericine in liposome (Ambisome®)
    2 IV infusions separated by one week 10 mg/kg per injection

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Global assessment of severity of adverse events; incidence, severity and consequences of treatment emergent effects [ Time Frame: 28−day observation period ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Duration of stay in the intensive care unit; occurrence of a systemic fungal infection [ Time Frame: 28 days after first treatment administration ]

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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:

  • Supportive mechanical ventilation for more than 48 h
  • LOD > 5 with with ailing body systems
  • Candida colonisation of at least one site in addition to the digestive tract
  • Suspected nosocomial infection with antibiotic treatment
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients treated with oral or systemic antifungal agents within 15 days prior to inclusion
  • Patients requiring treatment with an antifungal agent or with a documented (proven or probable) fungal infection according to the EORTC criteria
  • Patients with a SAPS score > 65
  • Patients with neutropenia of that underwent a bone marrow tar organ transplant or with cancer chemotherapy

    • Blood creatinine > 220 µmol/L
  • Hemodyalysis
  • Pregnant women

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00697944

Contact: Jean−François RI DREYFUS, MD PhD 33-61-282-6780

Chu Michallon Recruiting
Grenoble, France, 38000
Contact: TIMSIT   
Hopital Saint Louis Not yet recruiting
Paris, France, 75010
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gilead Sciences
Principal Investigator: Elie AZOULAY, MD PhD University Teaching Hospital Saint Louis, Paris

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: DREYFUS Medical director, FOVEA Identifier: NCT00697944     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AMBIDEX
EUDRA−CT 2007−004444−71
First Posted: June 16, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2008
Last Verified: March 2009

Keywords provided by Fovea:
Sepsis with candida colonisation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Liposomal amphotericin B
Amphotericin B
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents