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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Pharmacokinetics of Antimicrobials in Children

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00991185
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 7, 2009
Results First Posted : July 16, 2014
Last Update Posted : July 29, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Duke University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to learn more about antimicrobials, especially drug levels in the CSF that would normally be used in young children as part of standard care. These drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating infections. They are used extensively in children in the United States, but they have not been extensively studied in children or babies. The investigators do not have very much information on how children and babies handle these drugs; that is, how long it takes for the drugs to be removed from the blood circulation and to pass out of the body and how much goes into the central nervous system. The investigators also do not have good information to guide how often the investigators should give the drugs to children and babies to get the maximum effect on infections with the minimum amount of drug. Thus, the investigators will collect more information about how these drugs should be used in children and babies by doing this drug levels research study.

Condition or disease
Infections

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 8 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: CSF Pharmacokinetics of Antimicrobials in Children
Study Start Date : July 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Antibiotics




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. CSF:Serum Ratio of Vancomycin [ Time Frame: within 1 week of drug administration ]
    CSF:serum ration of vancomycin


Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
CSF, Blood, urine, bronchial, salivary, peritoneal, wound/abscess


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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children (<18) receiving antimicrobial agents and having cerebrospinal fluid collected as part of standard of care
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children receiving antimicrobial agents and having cerebrospinal fluid collected as part of standard of care

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lack of consent

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00991185


Locations
United States, North Carolina
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Sponsors and Collaborators
Duke University

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Duke University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00991185     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00013132
5U10HD045962 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: October 7, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: July 16, 2014
Last Update Posted: July 29, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014

Keywords provided by Duke University:
Infections in Children

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents