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The Effects of r-metHuIFN-Gamma on the Lungs of Patients With AIDS

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00002433
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2001
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Information provided by:
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

Brief Summary:
To determine safety and tolerance of administering aerosolized recombinant interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) for 4 weeks in patients with AIDS. To examine activation of alveolar macrophages by aerosolized IFN-gamma administration. To determine if subcutaneous (SC) injection of IFN-gamma can activate alveolar macrophages in AIDS patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Drug: Interferon gamma-1b Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 12 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Activation of Alveolar Macrophages by Aerosolized r-metHuIFN-Gamma (IFN-Gamma) in Patients With AIDS

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • Diagnosis of AIDS with one or more opportunistic infections.
  • Kaposi's sarcoma with prior history of opportunistic infection.
  • Stable dose of zidovudine (AZT) therapy.
  • Preserved pulmonary, renal and hepatic function.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following conditions or symptoms are excluded:

  • Presence of active infection.
  • Active opportunistic infections.
  • Cardiac disease.
  • Central nervous system disorders.
  • History of seizures.
  • Irreversible airway disease.

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Co-existing conditions and symptoms listed in Patient Exclusion Co-existing Conditions.

Prior Medication:

Excluded within 4 weeks of study entry:

  • Immunosuppressive therapy.
  • Cytotoxic therapy.
  • Excluded:
  • Interferon gamma therapy.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00002433

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United States, New York
New York Hosp - Cornell Med Ctr
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00002433    
Other Study ID Numbers: 062A
First Posted: August 31, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: November 1999
Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Pulmonary Alveoli
Macrophage Activation
Interferon-gamma, Recombinant
Injections, Subcutaneous
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents