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Aerosolized Vancomycin in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Pneumonia Under Mechanical Ventilation

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Verified February 2017 by Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
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Seoul National University Hospital Identifier:
First received: August 15, 2013
Last updated: March 2, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine whether aerosolized vancomycin is effective in the treatment of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus pneumonia under mechanical ventilation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pneumonia, Staphylococcal Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Drug: Vancomycin Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Optimal Two-Stage Phase 2 Study of Efficacy and Pharmacokinetics of Aerosolized Vancomycin in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Pneumonia Under Mechanical Ventilation

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • clinical cure rate [ Time Frame: within the first 30 days after treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • the peak level of serum vancomycin level [ Time Frame: on 3rd and 5th days after treatment ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • microbiological response [ Time Frame: within the first 30 days after treatment ]

Estimated Enrollment: 86
Study Start Date: August 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Aerosolized Vancomycin Drug: Vancomycin
Other Name: 250mg bid, Inhalation for 5-7 days


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Nosocomial or severe community-acquired pneumonia due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Must be mechanically ventilated in intensive care unit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-bacterial pneumonia, such as viral, fungal, tuberculosis infections
  • Underlying respiratory condition: bronchiectasis, post-tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma
  • Complicated pneumonia, such as empyema, parapneumonic effusion requiring chest tube or drainage
  • Already or previous treated with intravenous vancomycin (Not pneumonia)
  • Adverse reaction due to inhaled ventolin before treatment of aerosolized vancomycin
  • Hypersensitivity of vancomycin or glycopeptide antibiotics
  • Positive culture of Enterococcus in respiratory specimen
  • Pregnant or Breast-feeding patient
  • Immunocompromised hosts: more than 1mg/kg of corticosteroid users for more than 3 months, transplantation recipients, AIDS patients
  • Another aerosolized antibiotics within 48 hours of study enrollment
  • Not adherent to mechanical ventilation protocol of this study
  • Not arterial line monitoring
  • Vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration >= 2㎍/㎖ of cultured Staphylococcus aureus
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01925066

Contact: Young-Jae Cho, MD +82-31-787-7058

Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital Recruiting
Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of, 463-707
Contact: Young-Jae Cho, MD    +82-31-787-7058   
Principal Investigator: Young-Jae Cho, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Study Director: Jae-Joon Yim, MD Seoul National University Hospital
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Seoul National University Hospital Identifier: NCT01925066     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B-1206-156-004
Study First Received: August 15, 2013
Last Updated: March 2, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pneumonia, Staphylococcal
Staphylococcal Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Pneumonia, Bacterial
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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