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RATIONALE: Giving the antibiotic teicoplanin by infusion and allowing bacteria to be exposed to the antibiotic for a longer period of time may be effective in preventing or controlling septicemia.
PURPOSE: Randomized clinical trial to compare two different methods of giving teicoplanin in treating septicemia in patients who are receiving chemotherapy through a central venous catheter.
- Compare the response and cure rate of coagulase-negative staphylococcal septicemia in patients receiving chemotherapy through a central venous catheter treated with 2 different schedules of teicoplanin.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to participating center and number of central venous catheter lumens (1 vs 2). Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms.
- Arm I: Patients receive teicoplanin IV bolus every 12 hours for 3 doses and then once daily for 5 doses (total of 7 days).
- Arm II: Patients receive teicoplanin IV over 2 hours and/or by antibiotic lock every 12 hours for 3 doses and then once daily for 5 doses (total of 7 days).
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 490-1,360 patients will be accrued for this study within 2.2-6.2 years.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:55:16-0400
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