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Clarithromycin v Ciprofloxacin Added to Rifampicin + Ethambutol, for Opportunist Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease

This study has been completed.
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British Thoracic Society Identifier:
First received: August 21, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2006
History: No changes posted

To date key drugs in the treatment of MAIS, M.malmoense and M.xenopi (Opportunist Mycobacteria have been rifampicin and ethambutol. Clarithromycin and Ciprofloxacin are active in vitro against these species of mycobacteria. The primary aim of this study was to compare these to agents as supplements to rifampicin and ethambutol. A secondary aim was to assess the vale of immunotherapy with M.vaccae.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pulmonary Diseases
Drug: Addition of clarithromycin to rifampicin and ethambutol
Drug: Addition of Ciprofloxacin to rifampicin and ethambutol
Biological: Vaccination with M.vaccae
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Pulmonary Disease Caused by MAIS, M.Xenopi or M.Malmoense: A Comparison of Two Triple Drug Regimens and an Assessment of the Value of Immunotherapy With M.Vaccae

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Further study details as provided by British Thoracic Society:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Death rates
  • Cure rates
  • Relapse rates
  • Unwanted effects of therapy

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Benefit or not of immunotherapy with M.vaccae

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: March 1995
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with pulmonary disease due to M.avium intracellulare, M.malmoense or M.xenopi. Aged 16 or over. With clinical and/or radiological evidence of active infection and producing sputum positive on culture on at least 2 occasions.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women and women of childbearing age not taking adequate contraceptive precautions.

Patients who have sputum currently positive on culture for M.tuberculosis or M.bovis.

Patients who have AIDS or who are known to be HIV positive

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00367913

United Kingdom
Llandough Hospital
Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom, CF64 2XX
Sponsors and Collaborators
British Thoracic Society
Principal Investigator: Ian Campbell, BSc MD FRCP British Thoracic Society, Research Committee
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00367913     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BTS Opportunist Mycobacteria
Study First Received: August 21, 2006
Last Updated: August 21, 2006
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Keywords provided by British Thoracic Society:
pulmonary disease
Treatment of Opportunist Mycobacteria
Pulmonary diseases caused by Opportunist Mycobacteria

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Antineoplastic Agents
Antitubercular Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Leprostatic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Pharmacologic Actions
Protein Synthesis Inhibitors
Therapeutic Uses
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