Study of the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of MK-7655 + Imipenem/Cilastatin Versus Imipenem/Cilastatin Alone for the Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection (cUTI) (MK-7655-003)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2014 by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01505634
First received: January 4, 2012
Last updated: August 1, 2014
Last verified: August 2014

January 4, 2012
August 1, 2014
May 2012
December 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Proportion of participants with a favorable microbiological response at completion of IV study therapy [ Time Frame: Up to 14 days post initiation of intravenous (IV) study therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Proportion of patients with a favorable microbiological response at completion of IV study therapy [ Time Frame: up to 14 days post initiation of intravenous (IV) study therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Proportion of participants with a favorable microbiological response at completion of IV study therapy who have imipenem-resistant, gram-negative cUTI infections. [ Time Frame: Up to 14 days post initiation of intravenous (IV) study therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Proportion of patients with a favorable microbiological response at completion of IV study therapy who have imipenem-resistant, gram-negative cUTI infections. [ Time Frame: up to 14 days post initiation of intravenous (IV) study therapy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Study of the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of MK-7655 + Imipenem/Cilastatin Versus Imipenem/Cilastatin Alone for the Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection (cUTI) (MK-7655-003)
A Phase II, Randomized, Active Comparator-Controlled Clinical Trial to Study the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of MK-7655 + Imipenem/Cilastatin Versus Imipenem/Cilastatin Alone in Patients With Complicated Urinary Tract Infection (cUTI)

The purpose of this study is to determine whether adding 125 mg or 250 mg doses of MK-7655 to imipenem/cilastatin is at least as effective as imipenem/cilastatin alone in adults 18 years or older with complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI).

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Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Drug: MK-7655 250 mg
    Participants randomized to receive MK-7655 250 mg will be administered a 250 mg dose of MK-7655 IV in a blinded fashion once every 6 hours with each dose infused over a 30-minute interval. A 500 mg dose of imipenem/cilastatin will be administered IV in an open-label fashion once every 6 hours with each dose infused over a 30-minute interval.
  • Drug: MK-7655 125 mg
    Participants randomized to receive MK-7655 125 mg will be administered a 125 mg dose of MK-7655 IV in a blinded-treatment fashion once every 6 hours with each dose infused over a 30-minute interval. A 500 mg dose of imipenem/cilastatin will be administered IV in an open-label fashion once every 6 hours with each dose infused over a 30-minute interval.
  • Drug: imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg
    A 500 mg dose of imipenem/cilastatin will be administered IV in an open-label fashion once every 6 hours with each dose infused over a 30-minute interval.
  • Drug: Placebo to MK-7655
    Participants randomized to receive imipenem/cilastatin alone will receive a placebo-matching infusion of IV normal saline (0.9%) once every 6 hours.
  • Experimental: MK-7655 250 mg with imipenem/cilastatin
    MK-7655 250 mg IV with imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg IV every 6 hours
    Interventions:
    • Drug: MK-7655 250 mg
    • Drug: imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg
  • Experimental: MK-7655 125 mg with imipenem/cilastatin
    MK-7655 125 mg IV with imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg IV every 6 hours
    Interventions:
    • Drug: MK-7655 125 mg
    • Drug: imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo to MK-7655 with imipenem/cilastatin
    Matching placebo to MK-7655 (normal saline 0.9%) IV with imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg IV every 6 hours
    Interventions:
    • Drug: imipenem/cilastatin 500 mg
    • Drug: Placebo to MK-7655
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
300
December 2015
December 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

- Clinically suspected and/or bacteriologically documented cUTI or acute

pyelonephritis judged by the investigator to be serious (requiring hospitalization and treatment with IV antibiotic therapy)

- Pyuria, determined by a midstream clean-catch (MSCC) or catheterized

(indwelling or straight catheter) urine specimen with greater than or equal to 10 white blood cells (WBCs) per high-power field (hpf) on standard examination of urine sediment or greater than or equal to 10 WBCs/mm3 in unspun urine

- One positive urine culture within 48 hours of enrollment

Exclusion Criteria:

- Complete obstruction of any portion of the urinary tract (requiring a

permanent indwelling urinary catheter or instrumentation), a known ileal loop, or intractable vesico-ureteral reflux

  • A temporary indwelling urinary catheter is in place and cannot be removed at study entry.
  • Perinephric or intrarenal abscess or known or suspected prostatitis
  • Uncomplicated UTI
  • Any history of recent accidental trauma to the pelvis or urinary tract
  • Any amount of effective antibiotic therapy after obtaining the urine culture for admission to this study and prior to the administration of the first dose of IV study therapy
  • An infection which has been treated with greater than 24 hours of systemic antibiotic therapy known to be effective against the presumed or documented etiologic pathogen(s) within the 72-hour period immediately prior to consideration for entry into the study
  • History of serious allergy, hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylaxis), or any

serious reaction to carbapenem antibiotics, any cephalosporins, penicillins, or other beta (β)-lactam agents

  • History of serious allergy, hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylaxis), or any serious reaction to other beta-lactam inhibitors (e.g., tazobactam, sulbactam, clavulanic acid)
  • History of a seizure disorder
  • Currently being treated with valproic acid or has received treatment with

valproic acid in the 2 weeks prior to screening.

  • Rapidly progressive or terminal illness unlikely to survive the approximately 6 to 8 week study period
  • Pregnant or expecting to conceive, breast feeding, or plans to breast feed

during the study

- A response to all study therapy (IV study therapy or subsequent oral

ciprofloxacin) within the timeframe of treatment specified in this protocol is

considered unlikely.

- Concurrent infection that would interfere with evaluation of response to

the study antibiotics

- Need for concomitant systemic antimicrobial agents in addition to those

designated in the various study treatment groups (use of vancomycin, daptomycin, or linezolid is allowed for certain infections)

  • cUTI due to a confirmed fungal pathogen
  • Currently receiving immunosuppressive therapy, including use of high-dose

corticosteroids

  • Prior recipient of a renal transplantation
  • Laboratory abnormalities as specified in protocol
  • History of any other illness that, in the opinion of the investigator, might

confound the results of the study or pose additional risk in administering the study drug

- Currently participating in, or has participated in, any other clinical study

involving the administration of investigational or experimental medication (not

licensed by regulatory agencies) at the time of presentation or during the previous 30 days prior to screening or is anticipated to participate in such a clinical study during the course of this trial

- Estimated or actual creatinine clearance of <5 mL/minute, or is currently undergoing hemodialysis

Both
18 Years and older
No
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