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A Randomized, Open Label, Comparative, Multicenter Trial of Voriconazole Vs. AmBisome for Empirical Antifungal Therapy in Immunocompromised Patients With Persistent Fever and Neutropenia

2014-08-27 03:57:10 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of 2 drugs (AmBisome versus voriconazole) in treating fungal infections. Immunocompromised patients, especially those with persistent fever and neutropenia, are at a high risk of developing deeply invasive, life-threatening fungal infections with Candida, Aspergillus, and other opportunistic fungal pathogens. The risk of fungal infection increases in direct proportion with severity of neutropenia and duration of fever. Antifungal therapy, therefore, is an important step in the amelioration of fungal disease.

Description

Patients are first split into groups to receive either voriconazole or AmBisome. Both drugs are given through a vein (IV) for at least 3 days. At the conclusion of 3 days, the voriconazole patients are then switched to oral voriconazole. The AmBisome patients continue with IV AmBisome. Both groups continue treatment until blood counts increase and fever subsides.

Study Design

Observational Model: Natural History

Conditions

Neutropenia

Location

Mary Ellen Bradley
Birmingham
Alabama
United States
35294

Status

Completed

Source

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:57:10-0400

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