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Study Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of Piperacillin/Tazobactam to Cefepime in Patients With Hematologic Malignancy or Lymphoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00044759
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 6, 2002
Last Update Posted : October 10, 2007
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Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer

Brief Summary:
To compare the safety and efficacy of piperacillin/tazobactam (4 g/500 mg) administered intravenously every 6 hours to cefepime (2 g) administered intravenously every 8 hours for the empiric treatment of neutropenic fever in patients with a hematologic malignancy or lymphoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hematologic Neoplasms Drug: Piperacillin/Tazobactam (Tazocin) Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Open-Label, Multi-Center, Comparative Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Piperacillin/Tazobactam to Cefepime for the Empiric Treatment of Neutropenic Fever in Patients With a Hematologic Malignancy or Lymphoma
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2003

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lymphoma

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hospitalized male and female patients, 18 years of age or older
  • Patients who have leukemia (acute lymphocytic leukemia [ALL], acute myelogenous leukemia [AML], chronic lymphocytic leukemia [CLL], chronic myelogenous leukemia [CML]), that is newly diagnosed, who have had initial induction, re-induction, or intensification chemotherapy or who have had a bone marrow (allogenic, syngeneic, or autologous) or peripheral blood stem-cell transplant OR Patients with lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome or myelodysplasia (refractory anemia [RA], refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts [RARS], refractory anemia with excess blasts [RAEB], refractory anemia with excess blasts in transformation to leukemia [RAEB-T], or chronic myelomonocytic leukemia [CMML].
  • Fever, defined as an oral temperature of ≥ 37.9°C /100.2°F, a rectal temperature ≥ 38.4°C /101.4°F, or a tympanic temperature ≥ 38°C /100.4°F

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The presence of any clinically acute or chronic disease or condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, may interfere with the patient's ability to safely comply with the conditions of the protocol, or could preclude the evaluation of the patient's response or could make the completion of the therapy unlikely
  • Neutropenia associated with syndromes that are not associated with a high risk of bacterial infection (eg. chronic benign neutropenia or Kostmann's syndrome)
  • Neutropenia due to primary bone marrow failure

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00044759

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United States, Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
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Los Angeles, California, United States, 90089
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Denver, Colorado, United States, 80205
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Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610
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Thomasville, Georgia, United States, 31792
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Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
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Camden, New Jersey, United States, 08103
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 7601
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Bronx, New York, United States, 10466
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263
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Rochester, New York, United States, 14621
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642-8668
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74136
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Sayre, Pennsylvania, United States, 18840
Upland, Pennsylvania, United States, 19013
West Reading, Pennsylvania, United States, 19611
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02908
United States, South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29203
United States, Texas
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
United States, West Virginia
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States, 26506-9162
United States, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Hamilton, Canada
Montreal, Canada, H1T 2M4
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Saskatoon, Canada, S7N 0W8
Winnepeg, Canada, R3A 1r9
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
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Study Director: Medical Monitor, MD Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00044759    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0910B1-308
First Posted: September 6, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 10, 2007
Last Verified: October 2007
Keywords provided by Wyeth is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hematologic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Hematologic Diseases
Piperacillin, Tazobactam Drug Combination
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
beta-Lactamase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action