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TBTC Study 27: Moxifloxacin vs Ethambutol for TB Treatment

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00140309
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 1, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2007
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brief Summary:
This study is a placebo-controlled factorial study, randomized to study drug (moxifloxacin vs. ethambutol) and treatment frequency (daily vs. thrice weekly after an initial two weeks of daily therapy) during the first two months of standard treatment (with isoniazid, rifampin, and pyrazinamide) for sputum smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary Drug: moxifloxacin (with isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide) Phase 2

Detailed Description:
The primary objective of this Phase II clinical trial is to compare the safety and microbiological activity of a moxifloxacin-containing regimen (isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, moxifloxacin [HRZMoxi]) to a control regimen (isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, ethambutol [HRZE]) in the first two months of treatment of sputum smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis. In addition, the study will evaluate whether intermittent administration (thrice-weekly after the first 2 weeks) of these regimens affects their tolerability and microbiological activity. The assessment of microbiological activity will be sputum culture-conversion. Improved sputum culture conversion after 2 months of treatment with a moxifloxacin-containing regimen would support phase 3 clinical trials of moxifloxacin in treatment regimens of less than the current 6 month standard regimens.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 350 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: TBTC Study 27: An Evaluation of the Activity and Tolerability of Moxifloxacin During the First Two Months of Treatment for Pulmonary Tuberculosis--A Double-Blind, Randomized, Multicenter Study by the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium
Study Start Date : July 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tuberculosis

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Two-month culture conversion
  2. Serious Adverse Event

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Suspected pulmonary tuberculosis with acid-fast bacilli in a stained sputum smear - patients whose sputum cultures do not grow M. tuberculosis and those having an M. tuberculosis isolate resistant to rifampin will be discontinued from the study, but followed for 14 days to detect late toxicities from study therapy. Patients having extra-pulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis, in addition to smear-positive pulmonary disease, are eligible for enrollment.
  2. Willingness to have HIV testing performed, if HIV serostatus is not known or if the last documented negative HIV test was more than 6 months prior to enrollment
  3. 7 or fewer days of tuberculosis therapy in the 6 months preceding enrollment
  4. Age > 18 years
  5. Karnofsky score of at least 60
  6. Signed informed consent
  7. Women with child-bearing potential must agree to practice an adequate (barrier) method of birth control or to abstain from heterosexual sex.
  8. Laboratory parameters within 14 days of enrollment:

    • Serum amino aspartate transferase (AST) activity less than 3 times the upper limit of normal
    • Serum total bilirubin level less than 2.5 times upper limit of normal
    • Serum creatinine level less than 2 times upper limit of normal
    • Hemoglobin level of at least 7.0 g/dL
    • Platelet count of at least 50,000/mm3
    • Serum potassium > 3.0 meq/L
    • Negative pregnancy test (for women of childbearing potential)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Breast-feeding
  2. Known intolerance to any of the study drugs
  3. Known allergy to any fluoroquinolone antibiotic
  4. Current or planned therapy during the first 2 months of tuberculosis treatment using drugs having unacceptable interactions with rifampin (rifabutin can be substituted for rifampin during the continuation phase of therapy)
  5. Current or planned antiretroviral therapy during the first 2 months of tuberculosis treatment
  6. History of prolonged QT syndrome or current or planned therapy with quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone, sotalol, or ziprasidone during the first 2 months of tuberculosis treatment.
  7. Pulmonary silicosis

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Principal Investigator: William Burman, MD Denver Public Health Department
Principal Investigator: Richard E Chaisson, MD Johns Hopkins University
Additional Information:
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00140309    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCHSTP-3716
First Posted: September 1, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 19, 2007
Last Verified: March 2007
Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Pulmonary TB
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Mycobacterium Infections
Actinomycetales Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
Respiratory Tract Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Antitubercular Agents
Leprostatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2B6 Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C8 Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C19 Inducers