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Fidaxomicin to Prevent Clostridium Difficile Colonization

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Study not performed)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01552668
First Posted: March 13, 2012
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2014
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Collaborator:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Washington University School of Medicine
  Purpose
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an antibiotic called fidaxomicin in preventing C. difficile infection.

Condition Intervention Phase
Clostridium Difficile Infection Drug: Fidaxomicin Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of a Twice Daily, 200 mg Dose of Oral Fidaxomicin Compared to Placebo on Risk of Acquiring C. Difficile and Developing C. Difficile Infection (CDI) in High Risk Patients

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Further study details as provided by Washington University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clostridium difficile [ Time Frame: At discharge from hospital (average of 7 days after enrollment in study) ]
    Clostridium difficile isolated from patient stool specimen


Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fidaxomicin
Receive 200 mg of fidaxomicin twice daily
Drug: Fidaxomicin
Receive 200 mg of fidaxomicin twice daily
Other Name: Dificid
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Receive Placebo twice daily

Detailed Description:
A novel approach to prevent C. difficile infection is to use compounds with activity against C. difficile as primary prophylaxis in high risk patients. Chemoprophylaxis theoretically can prevent C. difficile infection by two mechanisms. It may reduce transmission from asymptomatic C. difficile carriers by reducing the number of spores shed in the stool and prevent replication and subsequent toxin production of the organisms in patients at risk for C. difficile infection.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ≥ 18 years old
  • On broad spectrum antimicrobials
  • Anticipated length of stay of > 48 hours after enrollment
  • A non-ICU inpatient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant
  • Expected to die within 7 days
  • Have previously been enrolled in this trial or a trial of an investigational agent to treat CDI, and/or are on monotherapy with an antimicrobial generally considered not to increase the risk of CDI (vanc, macrolides, tetracyclines, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, aminoglycosides, colistin, linezolid, nitrofurantoin, metronidazole)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01552668


Locations
United States, Missouri
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Washington University School of Medicine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  More Information

Publications:

Responsible Party: Washington University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01552668     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201109037
1U54CK000162 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: March 8, 2012
First Posted: March 13, 2012
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014

Keywords provided by Washington University School of Medicine:
Clostridium difficile infection
fidaxomicin

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infection