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Diethylhomospermine (DEHSPM) for Refractory AIDS-Related Diarrhea

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00002121
First Posted: August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
November 2, 1999
August 31, 2001
December 9, 2005
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Diethylhomospermine (DEHSPM) for Refractory AIDS-Related Diarrhea
Diethylhomospermine (DEHSPM) for Refractory AIDS-Related Diarrhea

To perform preliminary clinical testing of diethylhomospermine (DEHSPM), a polyamine analogue, for refractory AIDS-related diarrhea.

Possibly, DEHSPM will reduce stool volume and frequency in patients with refractory AIDS-related diarrhea.

Possibly, DEHSPM will reduce stool volume and frequency in patients with refractory AIDS-related diarrhea.

Patients are initially hydrated for 24 hours, followed by a 3-day baseline period. They then receive intravenous infusions of DEHSPM three times per day for 3 days, followed by observation for 3 days.

Interventional
Phase 1
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Diarrhea
  • HIV Infections
Drug: Diethylhomospermine
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Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • ARC or AIDS by CDC criteria.
  • Uncontrolled diarrhea unresponsive to high-dose, nonspecific antidiarrheal therapy.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:

  • Known idiopathic ulcerative colitis or Crohn colitis.
  • Acute stool-culture-positive bacterial colitis.
  • Acute amoebic colitis.
  • Pseudomembranous colitis with Clostridium difficile toxin positivity.
  • Short-gut syndrome.
  • Chronic pancreatitis.
  • Ischemic bowel disease.
  • Enteroenteric fistulae.
  • Other gastrointestinal tract disorders known to cause diarrhea.
  • Underlying evidence of immunosuppression other than that related to HIV infection.
  • Unable or unwilling to have subcutaneous injections.
  • Clinically significant CNS, hepatic, or renal disease.

Concurrent Medication:

Excluded:

  • Other experimental antidiarrheal drugs.
  • Antibiotic therapy.

Prior Medication:

Excluded:

  • Other experimental drugs within 1 month prior to study entry.

Required:

  • At least 2 weeks of prior high-dose, nonspecific antidiarrheal therapy (i.e., loperamide, diphenoxylate hydrochloride-atropine sulfate, or opiates) at maximally tolerable doses.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
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United States
 
 
NCT00002121
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VA Medical Center-Gainesville
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
April 1996

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