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Ertapenem Study in Pediatric Patients Who Have Urinary Tract Infections, Skin Infections or Community-acquired Pneumonia (0826-036)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier:
First received: March 21, 2007
Last updated: November 12, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

This study will investigate the safety and efficacy of ertapenem versus ceftriaxone in pediatric patients with urinary tract infections, skin infections, or community-acquired pneumonia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Urinary Tract Infections
Bacterial Pneumonia
Soft Tissue Infections
Drug: MK0826, ertapenem sodium /Duration of Treatment: 14 Days
Drug: Comparator: ceftriaxone sodium /Duration of Treatment: 14 Days
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Comparative Study to Evaluate the Safety, Local Tolerability, and Clinical Outcome of Ertapenem Versus Ceftriaxone in Pediatric Patients With Complicated Urinary Tract Infection, Skin and Soft Tissue Infection, or Community-Acquired Pneumonia

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the incidence of any clinical and/or laboratory drug-related serious adverse experience during the parenteral therapy period in pediatric patients treated with ertapenem.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the safety of ertapenem versus ceftriaxone during the parenteral therapy period with respect to the proportion of patients with any drug-related adverse experiences in pediatric patients with UTI, SSTI, or CAP.

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: January 2002
Study Completion Date: December 2003
Primary Completion Date: December 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Months to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with UTI must have white blood cells and bacteria in the urine with bladder catheterization or urologic abnormality, kidney infection or both
  • Patients with SSTI must have a recent infection
  • Patients with CAP must have a chest x-ray indicating bacterial pneumonia and a fever

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with complete urinary tract blockage or kidney abscess
  • Patients with infected burn wounds, bone infection, or bacterial arthritis
  • Patients on mechanical ventilation or those with cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease or puss in the space between the chest wall and lung
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00451386

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00451386     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0826-036, 2007_525
Study First Received: March 21, 2007
Last Updated: November 12, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Pneumonia, Bacterial
Soft Tissue Infections
Urinary Tract Infections
Bacterial Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Urologic Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 27, 2014