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The purpose of this study is to determine if 60 days of treatment with an antiparasitic drug (benznidazole) could prevent the progression of cardiac disease in patients with Chagas disease.
The BENEFIT study is being conducted by the Population Health Research Institute (in Hamilton, Canada) and the Institute Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia (Sao Paulo, Brazil) together with an independent Steering Committee.
A randomized double-blind controlled clinical trial investigating the role of benznidazole in patients with chronic Chagas' heart disease.
Chagas disease has 3 phases: acute, undetermined and chronic phases. There are no clinical trials up to date that have investigated the use of antiparasitic drugs in patients that are in the chronic phase.
This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of benznidazole (an antiparasitic drug) in patients with chronic Chagas' heart disease. It will evaluate if 60 days of drug treatment will reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with chronic Chagas' heart disease on several outcomes. It will be developed in 75 study centres in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia - countries with high incidence of Chagas Disease.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
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