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Phase 2 Trial of TD 6424 (Telavancin) Versus Standard Therapy for Complicated Gram Positive Skin and Skin Structure Infections (Gram Positive cSSSI) (FAST)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Theravance Biopharma Antibiotics, Inc. Identifier:
First received: May 30, 2003
Last updated: January 27, 2010
Last verified: January 2010

Serious infections caused by resistant bacteria are becoming more of a medical problem throughout the world. One of the ways to deal with this problem is to develop new drugs that can control these bacteria. This study will measure how well TD-6424 (Telavancin) can control infections and whether this drug can be safely given to patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Infections, Gram-Positive Bacterial
Wound Infections
Drug: Telavancin
Drug: Vancomycin or antistaphylococcal penicillin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Multinational Trial of Intravenous Telavancin Versus Standard Therapy for Treatment of Complicated Gram Positive Skin and Skin Structure Infections (Gram Positive cSSSI)

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Further study details as provided by Theravance Biopharma Antibiotics, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical Response Which is Measured at Test of Cure (TOC) in the Clinically Evaluable (CE) Population [ Time Frame: 7-14 days following end of antibiotic treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 169
Study Start Date: June 2003
Study Completion Date: January 2004
Primary Completion Date: January 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Telavancin Drug: Telavancin
Telavancin 7.5 mg/kg/day IV (intravenously) for up to 14 days
Other Names:
  • TD-6424
Active Comparator: Standard of care for cSSSI
cSSSI - complicated skin and skin structure infections
Drug: Vancomycin or antistaphylococcal penicillin
Vancomycin 1 Gram IV (intravenously) every 12 hrs or nafcillin 2 Grams, oxacillin 2 Grams, or (in South Africa) cloxacillin 0.5 - 1 Gram, IV (intravenously) every 6 hrs for up to 14 days.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have a diagnosis of one of the following complicated skin and skin structure infections with either a suspected or confirmed Gram positive organism as the major cause of the infection:

    • major abscess requiring surgical incision and drainage
    • infected burn (see exclusion criteria for important qualifications)
    • deep/extensive cellulitis
    • infected ulcer (see exclusion criteria for important qualifications)
    • wound infections
  • Patients must be expected to require at least 4 days of intravenous antibiotic treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous systemic antibacterial therapy (with the exception of aztreonam and metronidazole) for > 24 hours within 7 days prior to the first dose of study medication unless the pathogen was resistant to prior treatment or the patient was a treatment failure (no clinical improvement after 3 days).
  • Burns involving > 20% of body surface area or third degree/full thickness in nature, diabetic foot ulcers, ischemic ulcers/wounds, necrotizing fasciitis, gas gangrene, or mediastinitis.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00061633

United States, California
eStudy Site, 3450 Bonita Road, Ste 201
Chula Vista, California, United States, 91910
Sponsors and Collaborators
Theravance Biopharma Antibiotics, Inc.
Principal Investigator: G. Ralph Corey, MD Duke University
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Steven Barriere, Pharm.D., Vice President, Clinical and Medical Affairs, Theravance, Inc. Identifier: NCT00061633     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I6424-202a
Study First Received: May 30, 2003
Results First Received: December 2, 2009
Last Updated: January 27, 2010
Health Authority: South Africa: Department of Health
South Africa: Human Research Ethics Committee
South Africa: Medicines Control Council
South Africa: National Health Research Ethics Council
United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Wound Infection
Bacterial Infections
Connective Tissue Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Wounds and Injuries
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
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