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Population Pharmacokinetic Study of Colistin in Patients Infected With Multiresistant Gram-negative Bacteria

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Poitiers University Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 29, 2010
Last updated: October 10, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
Nosocomial infections have become a major health problem. They induced important use of antibiotics which is a preponderant factor for the development of bacterial resistance. The multi-resistance to antibiotics affects primarily Gram-negative bacteria. Some strains (as Acinetobacter or Pseudomonas) have become resistant to almost all antibiotics currently available, and the use of old molecules as Colistin may be the only alternative. However, there are few reliable data about Colistin and its PK characteristics. These data are essential to optimize its administration. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of Colistin and its prodrug, colistimethate (CMS) after intravenous administration of Colistimethate alone or combined with inhaled Colistin in severely ill patients infected with multiresistant gram-negative bacteria

Condition Intervention Phase
Gram-negative Bacteria
Drug: colimycin
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional

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Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: May 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age: 18 to 85 years
  • Patients with nosocomial infection justifying Colistin.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who received Colistin within 7 days prior to its inclusion, whatever the dosage or the route of administration
  • Known hypersensitivity to Colistin or products of the polymyxin family
  • Personal and family history for myasthenia
  • Positive serology for HBV, HCV and HIV
  • Positive pregnancy test or currently lactating
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01060891

Poitiers University Hospital - 2 rue de la Milétrie
Poitiers, France, 86021
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Poitiers University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT01060891     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: COLI-POP 
Study First Received: January 29, 2010
Last Updated: October 10, 2016
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Keywords provided by Poitiers University Hospital:
patients infected with with multiresistant gram-negative bacteria

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on October 21, 2016