SDD for Eradicating CRKP Carriage
There is an urgent need to control the current national outbreak of Carbapenem-resistent Klebsiella pneumonia (CRKP). In Israel, the death rate among CRKP carriers is 3.5 times higher than in Carbapenem-sensitive Klebsiella pneumonia carriers (44% vs. 12.5%, respectively).
In the investigators' previous study: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Selective Digestive Decontamination (SDD) Using Oral Gentamicin and Oral Polymyxin E for Eradication of CRKP Carriage (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012;33:14-19) the investigators have shown that the investigators' SDD regimen is effective for decolonization patients colonized with CRKP.
The investigators' assumption is that a higher dose of polymyxin E together with gentamicin (SDD drugs) for a prolonged period is needed to overcome the likelihood of a high rate of drug inactivation in the gut, thereby reaching CRKP carriage eradication.
Carriers of Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella Pneumonia
Device: Gentamicin and polymyxin E
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||SELECTIVE DIGESTIVE DECONTAMINATION USING ORAL GENTAMICIN AND ORAL POLYMYXIN E FOR ERADICATION OF CARBAPENEM-RESISTANT KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE CARRIAGE IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS|
- CRKP carriage at end of treatment [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
One arm only - Gentamicin and polymyxin E
All subjects will receive:Gentamicin and polymyxin E paste applied on buccal surface four times daily + gentamicin + polymyxin E PO + Strict contact precautions
|Device: Gentamicin and polymyxin E|
|Contact: Lisa Saidel-Odes, MD||972-8-6400370 ext -||email@example.com|
|Soroka University Medical Center||Not yet recruiting|
|Beer Sheva, Negev, Israel, 84101|