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Micafungin Salvage Mono-therapy in Invasive Aspergillosis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00376337
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study was stopped due to difficulties in recruitment and changes in standard care for invasive aspergillosis)
First Posted : September 14, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 5, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Astellas Pharma Inc

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of micafungin in patients with proven invasive aspergillosis and who are refractory or intolerant to previous systemic antifungal therapy. To compare the efficacy and safety of the micafungin therapy with the active control arm

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Invasive Aspergillosis Drug: Micafungin Drug: Systemic antifungal therapy Phase 2

Detailed Description:

This is a phase II, multicentre, prospective, active-controlled, open-label, 2:1 randomised and parallel group clinical study.

Patients will be stratified according to the baseline infection status and the baseline neutropenic status:

  • Intolerant to previous antifungal therapy
  • Refractory to previous antifungal therapy; progression of infection
  • Refractory to previous antifungal therapy; failure to improve In case, criteria for both intolerant and refractory are fulfilled at the same time the patient will be considered as refractory.
  • Neutropenic (absolute neutrophil count (ANC < 500 cells/mm3)
  • Non neutropenic (ANC >= 500 cells/mm3)

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 17 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II, Multicenter, Randomized, Open-label, Active Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Micafungin Salvage Mono-therapy Versus Active Control Intravenous Salvage Mono-therapy in Patients With Invasive Aspergillosis
Study Start Date : June 2006
Primary Completion Date : September 2008
Study Completion Date : September 2008

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Aspergillosis
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
infusion for 3-12 weeks
Drug: Systemic antifungal therapy
Experimental: 2
infusion for 3-12 weeks
Drug: Micafungin
Other Name: FK463

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Independent Data Review Board (IDRB) assessment of the overall success at the End of Treatment (EoT) defined as complete or partial clinical response. [ Time Frame: Weeks 3-12 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall success at end of treatment [ Time Frame: Weeks 3-12 ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients with HSCT, acute leukaemia or myelodysplastic syndrome, with proven (probable only in case of pulmonary aspergillosis) invasive aspergillosis and refractory or intolerant to amphotericin B or voriconazole products

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, aspergilloma, sinus aspergillosis or external otitis; patient with previous salvage therapy for the current episode of fungal infection

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00376337

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Plata, Argentina
Aalst, Belgium, 9300
Bruxelles, Belgium
Gent, Belgium
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Campinas, Brazil
Curitiba, Brazil
Goiania, Brazil
Ipatinga, Brazil
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Santo Andre, Brazil
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Bogota, Colombia
Bucaramanga, Colombia
Cali, Colombia
Rijeka, Croatia
Zagreb, Croatia
Czech Republic
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Olomouc, Czech Republic, 77520
Praha, Czech Republic, 12820
Praha, Czech Republic
Bobigny, France
Dijon, France, 21034
Dijon, France
Paris Cedex 10, France
Paris Cedex, France
Pessac Cedex, France
Berlin, Germany
Bonn, Germany
Munich, Germany
Munster, Germany
Wuerzburg, Germany
Budapest, Hungary
Monza, Italy
Pavia, Italy
Rozzano, Italy
Krakow, Poland
Lodz, Poland
Poznan, Poland
Madrid, Spain, 28034
Madrid, Spain, 28046
Salamanca, Spain
Sevilla, Spain
Sponsors and Collaborators
Astellas Pharma Inc
Study Director: Central Contact Astellas Pharma Europe B.V.

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Astellas Pharma Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00376337     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FG463-21-20
First Posted: September 14, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 5, 2013
Last Verified: October 2011

Keywords provided by Astellas Pharma Inc:
Invasive Aspergillosis
Salvage Therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases, Fungal
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents