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Treatment of Hemodialysis Catheter-Related Bacteremia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02040818
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (no enrollment)
First Posted : January 20, 2014
Last Update Posted : October 8, 2015
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Saima Aslam, University of California, San Diego

Brief Summary:

Patients who undergo hemodialysis via a tunneled catheter often develop bloodstream infections that arise from the catheter. There are several management options for treatment of such an infection, though the best option is not clearly delineated. Standard of care options include exchanging the catheter for a new one over a guide-wire and instilling a high concentration of an antibiotic directly into the catheter lumen. The investigators are planning to treat hemodialysis catheter bloodstream infections by one of two strategies: 1. Use of a novel antibiotic lock solution Or 2. Changing out the infected catheter for a new one. Both these options have comparable cure rates as shown in the medical literature. After obtaining informed consent, patients will be randomized to either treatment arm and will continue to receive all other standard medical care.

Specific Aim: To conduct a randomized clinical trial to demonstrate that the use of a novel antibiotic lock solution (consisting of N-acetylcysteine, tigecycline and heparin) is non-inferior to guide-wire exchange in the treatment of hemodialysis catheter-related bacteremia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hemodialysis Catheter-related Bacteremia Drug: tigecycline, N-acetylcysteine, heparin combination Device: guide-wire exchange Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: RCT for the Treatment of Hemodialysis Catheter-Related Bacteremia
Study Start Date : November 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dialysis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Antibiotic Lock Solution Drug: tigecycline, N-acetylcysteine, heparin combination
Active Comparator: Guide-wire Exchange Device: guide-wire exchange

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Treatment Success [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
    The primary outcome is successful treatment of infection defined as clinical and microbiologic resolution of the initial bacteremia with absence of persistent or recurrent catheter-related bacteremia at day 28 (one week after end of treatment).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Any adult (≥ 18 years of age) who has ESRD and a prevalent or incident tunneled hemodialysis catheter with bacteremia will be eligible for enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The following patients will be excluded: 1) patient is unable (and no guardian or legal representative is available) or unwilling to provide informed consent, 2) patient is allergic to NAC, tigecycline, minocycline, or heparin, 3) patient has evidence of a complicated bacteremia such as endocarditis, septic thrombophlebitis, septic emboli, osteomyelitis, deep seated abscess, or hypotension requiring use of vasopressors, 4) patient has evidence of an exit site infection around the catheter such as a pus pocket, purulent drainage, or erythema, 5) patient is pregnant or will become pregnant, 6) the infection is due to an organism that is resistant to tigecycline such as Candida or Pseudomonas species.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02040818

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United States, California
University of California, San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, California, United States, 92103
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Diego
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Responsible Party: Saima Aslam, Adj Ass Prof, University of California, San Diego Identifier: NCT02040818    
Other Study ID Numbers: RCT 131309
First Posted: January 20, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 8, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bacterial Infections
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Free Radical Scavengers
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Protein Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors