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An Open-Label Safety Study of Oral Ganciclovir Maintenance Treatment of CMV Retinitis in People With Limited Venous Access

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002135
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
To provide oral ganciclovir to patients who require maintenance for control of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, but who lack patent permanent central venous access for long-term administration of intravenous drugs.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cytomegalovirus Retinitis HIV Infections Drug: Ganciclovir

Detailed Description:
Patients receive oral ganciclovir as maintenance. Patients enrolled at time of closure of enrollment will receive 2 months of study drug and undergo follow-up.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label Safety Study of Oral Ganciclovir Maintenance Treatment of CMV Retinitis in People With Limited Venous Access

Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • AIDS.
  • Stable CMV retinitis.
  • Treatment with IV ganciclovir or IV foscarnet for at least 18 of the past 21 days.
  • No permanent central IV catheter at present.
  • Had a permanent central IV catheter removed two or more times within the past 6 months due to catheter infection or thrombosis.
  • Consent of guardian if less than legal age of consent.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:

  • Require continuation of concomitant medications precluded by this protocol.

Concurrent Medication:


  • Intravitreal anti-CMV treatment.
  • Any other concomitant medications precluded by the protocol.

Patients with the following prior condition are excluded:

History of hypersensitivity to acyclovir or ganciclovir.

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002135

United States, California
Roche Global Development - Palo Alto
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94303
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002135     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 037C
First Posted: August 31, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: November 1995

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Administration, Oral
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Cytomegalovirus Infections
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Eye Infections, Viral
Eye Infections
Ganciclovir triphosphate
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action