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A Comparison of Two Types of Injected Nutritional Supplements in Patients With AIDS and Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP)

This study has been completed.
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First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: February 19, 2009
Last verified: February 2009

The objectives of this study are:

To establish whether there is a difference in clinical effectiveness of Liposyn II 20 percent as compared with Liposyn III 2 percent in AIDS patients with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). To compare the effects of the two lipid emulsions on immunologic function in AIDS patients. To compare the effect of the two lipid emulsions on HIV load in AIDS patients as measured by reverse transcriptase (RT) in culture. To determine whether a decrease in HIV infectivity is greater in patients given a parenteral feeding regimen containing Liposyn II 20 percent or Liposyn III 2 percent.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections
Drug: Fat Emulsion 2%
Drug: Fat Emulsion 20%

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Lipid-Based Parenteral Nutritional Support in Patients With the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia. A Comparison of Two Lipid Formulations

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Concurrent Medication:


  • All drugs used for the standard treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP).
  • Other drugs for treatment of other AIDS conditions if they have been started more than 3 months prior to study entry.

Patients must have:

  • Diagnosis of AIDS.
  • Weight loss > 10 percent of premorbid body weight.
  • First or second episode of acute Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP).

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following conditions or symptoms are excluded:

  • Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) status.
  • Biliary stasis.

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) status.
  • Biliary stasis.

Prior Medication:

Excluded within 3 months of study entry:

  • Immunomodulators.
  • Antiviral new DT
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002275

United States, New Jersey
East Orange Veterans Administration Med Ctr
East Orange, New Jersey, United States, 07018
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00002275     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 041B
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: February 19, 2009

Keywords provided by Abbott:
Weight Loss
Pneumonia, Pneumocystis carinii
Parenteral Nutrition
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Pneumonia, Pneumocystis
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Slow Virus Diseases
Lung Diseases, Fungal
Pneumocystis Infections
Soybean oil, phospholipid emulsion
Fat Emulsions, Intravenous
Parenteral Nutrition Solutions
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