MK0991 Versus Amphotericin B for Empirical Therapy in Febrile, Neutropenic Pediatric Patients (0991-044)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier:
First received: May 11, 2004
Last updated: September 7, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
This study is a double-blind, randomized study of MK0991 versus liposomal amphotericin B in the empirical treatment of pediatric patients (ages 2 through 17 years) who have an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) below 500/microliter and who have fever despite broad antibiotic coverage. Such patients would be candidates for empirical therapy with an intravenous anti-fungal agent.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: caspofungin acetate
Drug: Comparator: AmBisome
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Comparative Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of Caspofungin Versus (Amphotericin B) Liposome for Injection as Empirical Therapy in Pediatric Patients With Persistent Fever and Neutropenia

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To estimate the proportion of patients treated with caspofungin reporting one or more clinical and/or laboratory drug-related adverse experience(s) during the study drug therapy period plus 14 days posttherapy

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of patients with a favorable overall response

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: April 2004
Study Completion Date: October 2006
Primary Completion Date: October 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: caspofungin acetate
    Duration of Treatment: 28-90 days
    Other Name: MK0991
    Drug: Comparator: AmBisome
    Duration of Treatment: 28-90 days

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are 2 through 17 years of age
  • Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC) is below 500/microliter
  • Have persistent fever (at least 4 days) despite antibiotic therapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00082537

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00082537     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0991-044, Formerly-0404ETPP, MK0991-044, 2004_101
Study First Received: May 11, 2004
Last Updated: September 7, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hematologic Diseases
Leukocyte Disorders
Amphotericin B
Liposomal amphotericin B
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antifungal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 27, 2015