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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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Information provided by:
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
  Purpose
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).

Condition Intervention
Pneumonia, Pneumocystis Carinii HIV Infections Drug: Pentamidine isethionate

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: 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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  Eligibility

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

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.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002055


Locations
United States, District of Columbia
Georgetown Univ
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
Veterans Administration Med Ctr
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20422
United States, Illinois
Northwestern Univ Med School
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess - West Campus
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fisons
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002055     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 022D
88-7
First Submitted: November 2, 1999
First Posted: August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted: March 17, 2014
Last Verified: January 1990

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections
Pneumonia, Pneumocystis carinii
Pentamidine
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Aerosols
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Pneumonia
Pneumonia, Pneumocystis
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Lung Diseases, Fungal
Mycoses
Pneumocystis Infections
Pentamidine
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Trypanocidal Agents