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Comparative Study of Ceftaroline vs. Vancomycin Plus Aztreonam in Adult Subjects With Complicated Skin Infections (cSSSI)

This study has been completed.
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Forest Laboratories Identifier:
First received: January 16, 2007
Last updated: February 2, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine whether ceftaroline is effective and safe in the treatment of complicated skin infections in adults.

Condition Intervention Phase
Bacterial Infections Drug: IV Vancomycin plus IV Aztreonam Drug: Ceftaroline Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Comparative Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Ceftaroline Versus Vancomycin Plus Aztreonam in Adult Subjects With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infection

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Further study details as provided by Forest Laboratories:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical Cure Rate at Test of Cure (TOC) (MITT Population) [ Time Frame: 8-15 days after the end of treatment ]

    Cure: Total resolution of all signs and symptoms of the baseline infection, or improvement of the infection such that no further antimicrobial therapy was necessary.

    Failure: Requirement of alternative antimicrobial therapy for primary infection of cSSSI due to inadequate response, recurrence, new infection at the same site; treatment-limiting adverse event (AE); requirement for surgery due to failure of study drug; diagnosis of osteomyelitis after Study Day 8; or death caused by cSSSI.

    Indeterminate: Inability to determine an outcome

  • Clinical Cure Rate of Ceftaroline Compared With That of Vancomycin Plus Aztreonam Treatment at TOC in the Clinically Evaluable (CE) Population [ Time Frame: 8-15 days after last dose of study drug ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Microbiological Success Rate at the TOC Visit [ Time Frame: 8-15 days after last dose of study drug ]
  • Clinical Response at the End of Therapy (EOT) Visit [ Time Frame: Last day of study drug administration ]
  • Clinical and Microbiological Response by Pathogen at the TOC Visit [ Time Frame: 8-15 days after last dose of study drug ]
  • Clinical Relapse at the Late Follow Up (LFU) Visit [ Time Frame: 21 to 35 days after the last dose of study drug ]
  • Microbiological Reinfection or Recurrence at the LFU Visit [ Time Frame: 21 to 35 days after the last dose of study drug ]
  • Assess Safety [ Time Frame: First dose of study drug through TOC visit ]
    Comparisons of the number of participants with Adverse Events

Enrollment: 698
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ceftaroline for Injection Drug: Ceftaroline
600 mg parenteral infused over 60 minutes, every 12 hours for 5 to 14 days
Other Name: Experimental
Active Comparator: IV Vancomycin and IV Aztreonam Drug: IV Vancomycin plus IV Aztreonam
vancomycin at 1 g parenteral infused over 60 minutes followed by aztreonam 1 g infused over 60 minutes, every 12 hours, for 5 to 14 days.
Other Name: Active Comparator

Detailed Description:
Additional purpose of the study is to compare ceftaroline effectivity versus Vancomycin plus Aztreonam in the treatment of complicated skin infections in adults.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Skin and skin structure infection (SSSI) that involves deeper soft tissue or requires significant surgical intervention, or cellulitis or abscess on lower extremity which occurs in subjects with diabetes mellitus or well-documented peripheral vascular disease.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior treatment of current cSSSI with an antimicrobial.
  • Failure of vancomycin or aztreonam as therapy for the current cSSSI, or prior isolation of an organism with in vitro resistance to vancomycin or aztreonam.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00424190

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United States, Alabama
Investigational Site
Dothan, Alabama, United States, 36301
United States, California
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Long Beach, California, United States, 90813
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Los Angeles, California, United States, 90015
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Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
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Sacramento, California, United States, 95819
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San Diego, California, United States, 92114
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San Francisco, California, United States, 94110
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Torrance, California, United States, 90509
United States, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia, United States, 31405
United States, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois, United States, 60540
United States, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46280
United States, Louisiana
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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, 71103
United States, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43215
United States, Pennsylvania
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Landsdale, Pennsylvania, United States, 19446
United States, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98405
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Buenos Aires, Argentina, 164
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1240 C1180AAX
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Cordoba, Argentina
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Cordoba, Argentina
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Entre Rios, Argentina
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Santa Fe, Argentina
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Curiuba-Parans, Brazil, 1089
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Sao Paulo, Brazil, 04039-020
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Santiago, Chile
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Vina del Mar, Chile
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Berlin, Germany, D-10249
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Bochum, Germany, 44791
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Hanau, Germany
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Plauen, Germany, 08529
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Quedlinburg, Germany, 06484
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Chihuahua, Mexico, 31238
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Lima, Peru, 29
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Bytom, Poland, 41-902
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Krakow, Poland, 31-913
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Lublin, Poland, 20-081
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Sosnowiec, Poland, 41-200
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Todz, Poland, 91-425
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Bucharest, Romania, 010816
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Bucharest, Romania, 041915
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Timisoara, Romania, 300736
Russian Federation
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Moscow, Russian Federation, 105229
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Moscow, Russian Federation, 111539
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Moscow, Russian Federation, 129327
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Smolensk, Russian Federation, 214019
Investigational Site
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 192242
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St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 194354
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St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 196247
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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, 49600
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Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, 76008
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Lviv, Ukraine, 79659
Sponsors and Collaborators
Forest Laboratories
Principal Investigator: Ralph Corey, MD Duke University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Senior Vice President, Clinical Development, Cerexa, Inc Identifier: NCT00424190     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P903-06
Study First Received: January 16, 2007
Results First Received: October 12, 2010
Last Updated: February 2, 2017

Keywords provided by Forest Laboratories:
Bacterial infection, skin
Ceftaroline acetate
Complicated skin and skin structure infection
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Skin disease, bacterial
Skin infection
Staphylococcal skin infection
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcal skin infection
Surgical site infection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Bacterial Infections
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents processed this record on September 20, 2017