A Study of DEcolonization in Patients With HAematological Malignancies (DEHAM)

2016-11-18 12:53:22 | BioPortfolio


MDR (multidrug resistant) gram-negative bacteria have emerged as an important cause of bloodstream infection in hospitalized patients, especially in immunocompromised hosts. It was previously shown, that intestinal colonization with extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL)-producing or carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii and P. aeruginosa) is a clinical predictor of bloodstream infections in patients with haematological malignancies and/or haematopoietic stem cell transplantation [Stoma I. et al., 2016].

To the investigators knowledge no randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial has been performed to study the efficacy and safety of selective intestinal decolonization strategies in high-risk patients with haematological malignancies. Possible decolonization of MDR gram-negative bacteria in haematological patients could be important for the patient by reducing the risk of infection and for the community by reducing the risk of transmission.

The purpose of the proposed study is to assess the efficacy and safety of selective intestinal decolonization of MDR gram-negative bacteria with oral administration of Colistimethate sodium in high risk patients with haematological malignancies.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention


Hematological Infection


Colistimethate Sodium


Republican Center of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation


Not yet recruiting


Minsk State Clinical Hospital No 9

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-11-18T12:53:22-0500

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