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Pharmacokinetics of Micafungin in Patients of Intensive Care Units (MI-K)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 17, 2014
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Limoges

Brief Summary:

Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in high-risk patients, such as immunocompromised patients. Candida is currently the predominant fungal pathogen in these patient populations and is associated with significant morbidity and a high mortality.

Micafungin (MCF) is a semisynthetic compound belonging to the new class of antifungal agents, the echinocandin lipopeptides, that has potent in vitro and experimental in vivo activity against a variety of pathogenic Candida species and Aspergillus species. Its applied indications are so the treatment and/or the prophylaxis of Candida and Aspergillus infections. MCF is currently licensed for the treatment of candidiasis at doses of either 100 or 150 mg a day.

The efficacy of MCF is linked to the area under the concentration-time curve over 24 h in the steady state divided by the MIC (AUC0-24/ MIC ratio).

On one hand:

- It was demonstrated that 98% of invasive candidiasis patients with a MCF AUC/MIC ratio between 3 and 12 achieve microbiological clearance, as opposed to only 85% of those with an AUC/MIC ratio < 3. In the case of infections by Candida parapsilosis, which exhibits drug MICs that are 50- to100-fold higher, 100% of patients with an AUC/MIC ratio >285 achieve microbiological clearance, as opposed to 82% of those below that exposure level.(1)

On the other hand:

  • It is well known that patients of intensive care units (ICU) are characterized by particular pharmacokinetic parameters with higher apparent volume of distribution (VC/F) and/or higher apparent systemic clearance (CL/F). In a population of healthy volunteers, it was observed that CL/F of MCF presents a high interpatient variability.(2)
  • Whether most ICUs patients achieve optimal AUC/MIC ratio thresholds at standard doses has not been investigated so far. In particular, lower AUCs might be reached in patients having the highest VC/F values. Such patients would then be at risk of therapy failure and would benefit from individualized-dosing strategies.

In this context, the study of the pharmacokinetics of MCF in critically ill patients seems to be necessary.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Invasive Candidiasis Other: micafungin Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Pharmacokinetics of Micafungin in Patients of Intensive Care Units
Actual Study Start Date : June 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Yeast Infections

Arm Intervention/treatment
Pharmacokinetics of micafungin Other: micafungin
This is a pharmacokinetic study where a total number of 14 blood samples will be drawn per patient. Clinical and biological data will be concomitantly collected.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To describe micafungin concentrations over time, [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]

    The evaluation of the PK model performance will be based on its ability:

    • To describe micafungin concentrations over time,
    • To explain the sources of inter-individual PK variability. It will be done by the calculation of the bias between concentrations predicted using the model and observed concentrations.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To estimate the proportion of patients hospitalized in an ICU achieving the target AUC or AUC/MIC when receiving the recommended regimen [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
    The estimation of the proportion of patients hospitalized in an ICU achieving the target AUC or AUC/MIC when receiving the recommended regimen will be based on the determination of exposure indices (AUC) and mycological characteristics (fungus and its MIC)

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Critically ill patients hospitalized in an ICU, with suspected or proven invasive fungal infections, for whom the decision has been made to start a treatment based on MCF.
  • Age > 18 years.
  • Patients willing to give their written informed consent for their participation to the study.
  • Patients affiliated to the French social security system or equivalent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient for whom a treatment based on MCF has already been started
  • Patient who have benefited from bone marrow transplantation
  • Age < 18 years
  • Patient under legal protection
  • Patient deprived of liberty
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding woman or woman of childbearing potential without efficient contraception (based on declaration)
  • Patient with any altered mental status or any psychiatric condition that would interfere with the understanding of the study
  • Patient enrolled in another clinical trial testing drugs or therapeutic strategies (including the so-called "exclusion period")

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02164890

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CHU de Montpellier
Montpellier, France, 34295
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Limoges

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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Limoges Identifier: NCT02164890     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I13025
First Posted: June 17, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2019
Last Verified: June 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Candidiasis, Invasive
Invasive Fungal Infections
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents