Evaluation of Amphotericin B in the Treatment of Biopsy Proven Candida Esophagitis in Immunocompromised Patients

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Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Candidiasis, Esophageal
HIV Infections

Treatments

Drug: Amphotericin B

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Industry

Identifiers

NCT00002041
875-10
001A

Details and patient eligibility

About

To determine the appropriate duration of amphotericin B therapy for Candida esophagitis. To compare the effectiveness of two different amphotericin B doses in the treatment of biopsy-proven Candida esophagitis. To determine if low-dose amphotericin B is less toxic than standard dose therapy during a limited treatment period. To evaluate pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters of the two different dosing regimens.

Sex

All

Ages

16+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with histological or clinical (skin rash, cotton wool exudates, Candida endophthalmitis, etc.) evidence of disseminated candidiasis are excluded.

Concurrent Medication:

Excluded:

  • Systemic administration of amphotericin B for a proven or suspected systemic fungal infection.

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Documented Candida fungemia.
  • Histological or clinical (skin rash, cotton wool exudates, Candida endophthalmitis, etc.) evidence of disseminated candidiasis.
  • Systemic administration of amphotericin B for a proven or suspected systemic fungal infection.
  • Patient refusal to enter study.

Patient must be an immunosuppressed host, with biopsy-proven Candida esophagitis.

  • Patients with polymicrobial esophagitis will be included as long as Candida esophagitis is documented by esophageal biopsy.
  • Informed consent must be signed and obtained.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Non-Randomized

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

Trial contacts and locations

1

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