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Determination of Voriconazole Levels in Saliva - Validation in Specific Subsets of Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier:
First received: August 16, 2011
Last updated: January 12, 2015
Last verified: February 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate the intra-saliva penetration of voriconazole in different subpopulations. The goal is to develop, optimize and validate an easy, non-invasive and painless procedure for Therapeutic Drud Monitoring of voriconazole that can be used in children, ambulatory patients and in patients in whom blood drawing is difficult.

Pneumology Hematology Internal Medicine Pediatrics

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Determination of Voriconazole Levels in Saliva - Validation in Specific Subsets of Patients.

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Further study details as provided by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Voriconazole pharmacokinetics in saliva and plasma in different patient populations [ Time Frame: One day at steady state of voriconazole plasma levels ]

Enrollment: 11
Study Start Date: October 2012
Study Completion Date: November 2014
Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
adult hematology patients
pediatric patients age 5-18years
adult pneumology patients


Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients hospitalized at the pneumology ward, adult hematology ward and all hospitalized pediatric patients, treated with voriconazole.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients from the adult hematology ward treated with voriconazole
  • pediatric patients treated with voriconazole, age 5-18 years
  • patients from the pneumology ward treated with voriconazole

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age under 5 years
  • Women who are pregnant or lactating
  • Mucositis stage 3 or 4 (WHO)
  • Patients which received the following drugs within 14 days before study entry: rifampicin, rifabutin, carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, nevirapine, efavirenz and barbiturates.
  • Patients which received the following drugs within 24hours before study entry: quinidine, ergotamine, sirolimus, saquinavir, amprenavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir and sulphonylureas.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01418846

Ghent University Hospital - Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium, 9000
University Hospitals Leuven
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, 3000
University Hospital Brussels - Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
Brussels, Belgium, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Principal Investigator: Kim Vanstraelen, R.Ph. Catholic University of Leuven, Faculty of Pharmacy, division Hospital Pharmacy
  More Information

Responsible Party: Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier: NCT01418846     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML7401
Study First Received: August 16, 2011
Last Updated: January 12, 2015

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
14-alpha Demethylase Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Steroid Synthesis Inhibitors
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inhibitors processed this record on June 23, 2017