The Efficacy of Sequential Therapy as Second Line Therapy for Refractory Helicobacter Pylori Infection - A Pilot Study
Helicobacter pylori infection has been shown to be associated with the development of gastric cancer and peptic ulcer diseases. Eradication of H. pylori infection could reduce the occurence or recurrence of these diseases. However, it was estimated that 15-20% of patients would fail from first line standard eradication therapy and need second line rescue therapy. About 15-30% of patient would fail from second line therapy and need to be rescued with third line therapy. The commonly used salvage regimens include:
- Bismuth based quadruple therapy (combined with ranitidine or proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) plus two antibiotics)
- Levofloxacin or moxifloxacin or rifabutin based triple therapy.
However, Bismuth is not available in many countries and the administration method is complex. Its usage is limited by the high pill number and low compliance rate. In recent years, the concept of sequential therapy has been advocated in the treatment of H. pylori infection. The regimen includes a PPI plus amoxicillin for five days, followed by a PPI plus clarithromycin and metronidazole for another five days. The eradication rate in the first line treatment of sequential therapy had been reported to be as high as 90%. More importantly, it has been demonstrated that the eradication rate among patients with clarithromycin-resistant strains could be as high as 89%.
Aims: Therefore, the investigators aim to assess the efficacy of levofloxacin-based sequential therapy as second line therapy for those who fail from one standard eradication therapy.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Efficacy of Sequential Therapy as Second Line Therapy for Refractory Helicobacter Pylori Infection - A Pilot Study|
- Eradication rate will be evaluated according to Intent-to-treat (ITT) and per-protocol (PP) analyses [ Time Frame: 2009/4/20 ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Cravit-based sequential therapy
Cravit-based sequential therapy Eligible patients will be treated with (esomeprazole 40mg bid +amoxicillin 1gm bid) for 5 days, followed by (esomeprazole 40mg bid + levofloxacin 250mg bid + metronidazole 500mg bid ) for another 5 days
Drug: Cravit-based sequential therapy
Eligible patients will be treated with (esomeprazole 40mg bid +amoxicillin 1gm bid) for 5 days, followed by (esomeprazole 40mg bid + levofloxacin 250mg bid + metronidazole 500mg bid ) for another 5 days
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00885417
|National Taiwan University Hospital|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 10002|
|Principal Investigator:||Jyh-Ming Liou, MD||Nationa Taiwan University Hospital|