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A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Ertapenem Versus Ceftriaxone/Metronidazole in the Treatment of Intra-abdominal Infections in Adults (0826-802)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00481702
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 4, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 20, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC

Brief Summary:
A multicenter study to evaluate the effectiveness of ertapenem compared to ceftriaxone/metronidazole in treating certain abdominal infections that require surgery in adult patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Intra-abdominal Infection Drug: Comparator: ceftriaxone sodium / Duration of Treatment: 8 Weeks Drug: MK0826, /Duration of Treatment : 8 Weeks Drug: Comparator: metronidazole / Duration of Treatment: 8 Weeks Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Multicenter, Open-Label, Randomized, Comparative Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Ertapenem Versus Ceftriaxone/Metronidazole in the Treatment of Intra-Abdominal Infections in Adults
Study Start Date : December 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2003

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. That ertapenem is as effective as ceftriaxone/metronidazole in the treatment of an abdominal infection [ Time Frame: 2 weeks after treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. That ertapenem is as effective as ceftriaxone/metronidazole in the treatment of abdominal infection [ Time Frame: 4 weeks after treatment ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female patients age 18 or older
  • Patient has a diagnosis of intra-abdominal infection requiring surgery as evidenced by fever, elevated while blood cell count and abdominal pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has another infection, other than abdominal
  • Female patient is pregnant or planning to become pregnant

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00481702


Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC
Investigators
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Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC
Study Data/Documents: CSR Synopsis  This link exits the ClinicalTrials.gov site

Publications:
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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00481702    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0826-802
2007_558
First Posted: June 4, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 20, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Infections
Communicable Diseases
Intraabdominal Infections
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Metronidazole
Ceftriaxone
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents