Randomized Clinical Trial of Three Drug Combinations for Late-Stage Gambiense Human African Trypanosomiasis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00330148|
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : May 26, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 26, 2006
|First Submitted Date ICMJE||May 24, 2006|
|First Posted Date ICMJE||May 26, 2006|
|Last Update Posted Date||May 26, 2006|
|Study Start Date ICMJE||March 2001|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Change History||No Changes Posted|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Randomized Clinical Trial of Three Drug Combinations for Late-Stage Gambiense Human African Trypanosomiasis|
|Official Title ICMJE||Clinical Trial Comparing the Therapeutic Combinations Melarsoprol-Nifurtimox, Melarsoprol-Eflornithine and Eflornithine-Nifurtimox in the Treatment of Gambiense Human African Trypanosomiasis in the Meningo-Encephalitic Phase|
The treatment human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) in the meningoencephalitic phase relies on two molecules officially registered: melarsoprol, the most commonly used, has a poor safety profile and is becoming ineffective due to parasite resistance; and eflornithine, with better tolerance but more complicated and expensive to implement in endemic countries. nifurtimox, registered only for Chagas' disease but used off-label since the 1970’s in series of cases of HAT, is at present the only other available alternative.
The very limited number of compounds available, the lack of prospects for the development of new products and the emergence of resistance are arguments for the use of therapeutic combinations.
This study evaluates the efficacy and safety of three drug combination therapies: melarsoprol-nifurtimox, melarsoprol-eflornithine and eflornithine-nifurtimox.
Dosages per drug are the same in either arm of the study: IV melarsoprol 1.8 mg/kg/day, daily for 10 days; IV eflornithine 400 mg/kg/day, 6-hourly for 7 days; oral nifurtimox 15 or 20 (children <15 years) mg/kg/day, 8-hourly for 10 days.
For efficacy assessment, patients are followed-up for 24 months after treatment, with planned clinical and laboratory controls.
The safety assessment includes clinical and hematological adverse events.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 3|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Condition ICMJE||Trypanosomiasis, African|
|Study Arms||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Legros D, Ollivier G, Gastellu-Etchegorry M, Paquet C, Burri C, Jannin J, Büscher P. Treatment of human African trypanosomiasis--present situation and needs for research and development. Lancet Infect Dis. 2002 Jul;2(7):437-40. Review.|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Terminated|
|Original Enrollment ICMJE||Same as current|
|Study Completion Date||June 2004|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
|Ages||Child, Adult, Senior|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Listed Location Countries ICMJE||Uganda|
|Removed Location Countries|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00330148|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||EPICENTRE-BTT|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|U.S. FDA-regulated Product||Not Provided|
|IPD Sharing Statement||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Epicentre|
|Verification Date||May 2006|
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