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A Double-Blind Group Comparative Study To Evaluate the Long-Term Safety and Effectiveness of Two Different Doses of Aerosol Pentamidine in the Prophylaxis of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia in AIDS Patients With Multiple Episodes of PCP

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00002055
First Posted: August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted: March 17, 2014
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
November 2, 1999
August 31, 2001
March 17, 2014
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A Double-Blind Group Comparative Study To Evaluate the Long-Term Safety and Effectiveness of Two Different Doses of Aerosol Pentamidine in the Prophylaxis of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia in AIDS Patients With Multiple Episodes of PCP
A Double-Blind Group Comparative Study To Evaluate the Long-Term Safety and Effectiveness of Two Different Doses of Aerosol Pentamidine in the Prophylaxis of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia in AIDS Patients With Multiple Episodes of PCP
To evaluate and compare the safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of long-term biweekly administration of 1 of 2 doses of aerosol pentamidine when used as a prophylactic agent in patients who have had multiple episodes of AIDS associated Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP).
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Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Pneumonia, Pneumocystis Carinii
  • HIV Infections
Drug: Pentamidine isethionate
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Inclusion Criteria

Concurrent Medication:

Allowed:

  • Zidovudine (AZT).

Patients must have:

  • AIDS.
  • Recovered from their most recent episode of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Patients must be at least 2 weeks status post therapy for acute PCP.
  • Adequate pulmonary function (vital capacity = or > 65 percent of predicted; forced expiratory volume, 1 s = or > 55 percent of total FEV; and corrected pulmonary diffusion capacity > 50 percent of predicted).
  • Patients must be free of acute medical problems.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • AIDS-defining opportunistic infection prior to entry such as toxoplasmosis and cryptococcosis.
  • Pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma.
  • Asthma poorly controlled by medication.
  • Receiving active therapy for tuberculosis.

Concurrent Medication:

Excluded:

  • Active therapy for tuberculosis.

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Requiring ongoing active therapy for an opportunistic infection at time of study entry.
  • AIDS-defining opportunistic infection prior to study entry such as toxoplasmosis and cryptococcosis.
  • Pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma.
  • Unwilling to sign informed consent.
  • Asthma poorly controlled by medication.
  • Unwilling to cooperate with study procedures.
  • Receiving active therapy for tuberculosis.

Prior Medication:

Excluded within 30 days of study entry:

  • Antiretrovirals (other than zidovudine (AZT)).
  • Immunomodulating agents.
  • Corticosteroids.

Prior Treatment:

Excluded within 7 days of study entry:

  • Transfusion.
  • Patient cannot be transfusion dependent (requiring blood transfusion more than once per month).

Active substance abuse.

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
 
 
NCT00002055
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
January 1990

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