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MK0991 Versus Amphotericin B for Empirical Therapy in Febrile, Neutropenic Pediatric Patients

2014-07-23 21:52:03 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Neutropenia

Intervention

caspofungin acetate, Comparator: AmBisome

Status

Completed

Source

Merck

Results (where available)

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