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linkedct:brief_title A Phase II Safety and Efficacy Study of Clarithromycin in the Treatment of Disseminated M. Avium Complex (MAC) Infections in Patients With AIDS
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linkedct:condition <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/condition/5486>
linkedct:condition <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/condition/8425>
linkedct:criteria Inclusion Criteria Concurrent Medication: Allowed: - Didanosine (ddI). - Dideoxycytidine (ddC). - Zidovudine (AZT). - Acetaminophen. - Acyclovir. - Fluconazole. - Erythropoietin (EPO). - Systemic Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis (aerosolized or oral pentamidine, trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole, or dapsone). - Maintenance ganciclovir therapy (permitted only if dose and clinical and laboratory parameters have been stable for at least 4 weeks prior to study entry). - Maintenance treatment for other opportunistic infections if the dose and clinical and laboratory parameters have been stable for 4 weeks prior to study entry. Patients must have: - Positive results for HIV by ELISA confirmed by another method. - Positive blood culture for Mycobacterium avium complex within 2 months of study entry and clinical symptoms of MAC infection. - Discontinued all mycobacterial drugs (approved and investigational) for at least 4 weeks prior to the start of drug therapy (with the exception of isoniazid prophylaxis which should be discontinued at Study Day minus 14 to Study Day minus 7 - Given written informed consent to participate in the trial. - Met the listed laboratory parameters in the pre-treatment visit. Prior Medication: Allowed: - Didanosine (ddI). - Deoxycytidine (ddC). - Zidovudine (AZT). - Acetaminophen. - Acyclovir. - Fluconazole. - Erythropoietin (EPO). - Systemic Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis (aerosolized or oral pentamidine, dapsone, trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole). - Maintenance ganciclovir therapy (permitted only if dose and clinical and laboratory parameters have been stable for at least 4 weeks prior to study entry). Exclusion Criteria Co-existing Condition: Patients with the following conditions or symptoms are excluded: - Active opportunistic infections. Maintenance treatment for other opportunistic infections will be permitted if the dose and clinical and laboratory parameters have been stable for 4 weeks prior to study entry. Concurrent Medication: Excluded: - Aminoglycosides. - Ansamycin (rifabutin). - Quinolones. - Other macrolides. - Clofazimine. - Cytotoxic chemotherapy. - Rifampin. - Ethambutol. - Immunomodulators (except alpha interferon). - Investigational drugs (except ddI, ddC, and erythropoietin). Patients with the following are excluded: - History of allergy to macrolide antimicrobials. - Currently on active therapy with any anti-mycobacterial drugs listed in Exclusion Prior Medications. - Currently on active therapy with carbamazepine or theophylline, unless the investigator agrees to carefully monitor blood levels. - Inability to comply with the protocol or judged to be near imminent death by the investigator. - Active opportunistic infections. - Requiring any of the excluded concomitant medications. Prior Medication: Excluded for at least 4 weeks prior to study entry: - All anti-mycobacterial drugs (approved and investigational) with the exception of isoniazid prophylaxis, which should be discontinued at Study Day minus 14 to minus 7.
linkedct:description Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is thought to be the most common disseminated bacterial opportunistic infection in AIDS, with clinical prevalence estimates ranging from 15 to 50 percent of all AIDS patients. Clarithromycin, a new macrolide antimicrobial agent, has demonstrated activity against MAC both in the laboratory and in animals. Clinical experience treating AIDS patients with clarithromycin for disseminated MAC is limited. However, early studies have indicated few adverse effects and some improvement in clinical symptoms scores and Karnofsky performance scores over placebo treated patients. Treatment is randomly assigned so that twice as many patients receive clarithromycin at the lower dose as at an intermediate dose for 12 weeks. Once data becomes available to support dosing patients with clarithromycin at the highest dose, then treatment will be randomly assigned so that twice as many patients receive clarithromycin at the highest dose as at the intermediate dose. Sixteen patients per group (48 patients in all) will be enrolled. Patients exhibiting clinical improvement or clinical cure while on this trial will be allowed to continue on therapy for an additional 6 months. Patients will have clinical evaluations (including the Karnofsky Performance Scale), laboratory evaluations (hematology and chemistry), and blood cultures for MAC performed monthly.
linkedct:download_date Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on December 30, 2009
linkedct:eligibility_gender Both
linkedct:eligibility_healthy_volunteers No
linkedct:eligibility_maximum_age N/A
linkedct:eligibility_minimum_age 13 Years
linkedct:enrollment 100 (xsd:int)
linkedct:firstreceived_date November 2, 1999
linkedct:id NCT00000644
rdfs:label Trial NCT00000644
linkedct:lastchanged_date July 29, 2008
linkedct:lead_sponsor_agency National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
linkedct:location <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/location/163631>
linkedct:location <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/location/192729>
linkedct:location <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/location/210213>
linkedct:nct_id NCT00000644
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linkedct:number_of_groups 0 (xsd:int)
linkedct:official_title A Phase II Safety and Efficacy Study of Clarithromycin in the Treatment of Disseminated M. Avium Complex (MAC) Infections in Patients With AIDS
linkedct:org_study_id ACTG 157
linkedct:overall_official <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/overall_official/8320>
linkedct:overall_status Completed
linkedct:oversight <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/oversight/2918>
foaf:page <http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00000644>
linkedct:phase Phase 2
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/3686>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/46973>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/689>
linkedct:source National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
linkedct:study_design Treatment, Double-Blind
linkedct:study_type Interventional
linkedct:summary This study is designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of clarithromycin given orally at 1 of 3 doses to treat disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex infections (MAC) in patients with AIDS. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is thought to be the most common disseminated bacterial opportunistic infection in AIDS, with clinical prevalence estimates ranging from 15 to 50 percent of all AIDS patients. Clarithromycin, a new macrolide antimicrobial agent, has demonstrated activity against MAC both in the laboratory and in animals. Clinical experience treating AIDS patients with clarithromycin for disseminated MAC is limited. However, early studies have indicated few adverse effects and some improvement in clinical symptoms scores and Karnofsky performance scores over placebo treated patients.
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linkedct:verification_date October 1994