Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Meropenem in Infants Below 90 Days of Age With Probable and Confirmed Meningitis (NeoMero-2)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01554124|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 14, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 16, 2015
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|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Meningitis||Drug: Meropenem||Phase 1 Phase 2|
The primary objective will be to study the pharmacokinetics (plasma and cerebrospinal fluid) of meropenem in infants ≤ 90 days of postnatal age with probable or confirmed bacterial meningitis and to characterize the safety profile of meropenem in the treatment of infants ≤ 90 days of postnatal age with probable or confirmed bacterial meningitis.
The secondary objectives are :
- To describe the efficacy of meropenem on day 3, at end of allocated treatment (EOAT), at test of cure (TOC) and at follow up (FU).
- To evaluate survival at FU
- To evaluate further episodes of meningitis (relapse or new infection) occurring between TOC and FU visits
- To define the organisms causing neonatal meningitis
- To describe the antibacterial susceptibility of meningitis-causing organisms and to describe the clinical and microbiological response according to this
- To evaluate mucosal colonization by resistant organisms before and after treatment with meropenem
- To evaluate bacterial eradication
- To evaluate functional genetic parameters that may affect response to therapy
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||51 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Meropenem in Infants Below 90 Days of Age (Inclusive) With Probable and Confirmed Meningitis: A European Multicenter Phase I-II Trial|
|Study Start Date :||February 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2014|
Infants will received Meropenem 40 mg/kg every 8 hours (every 12 hours in the youngest age group: < 32 weeks GA and < 2 weeks postnatal age).
Treatment duration = 21 ± 7 days
40 mg/kg every 8 hours (every 12 hours in the youngest age group: < 32 weeks GA and < 2 weeks postnatal age).
Treatment duration = 21 ± 7 days
Other Name: Meropenem trihydrate
- Pharmacokinetics of Meropenem (plasma and CSF) in infants ≤ 90 days of age diagnosed with probable and confirmed bacterial meningitis. [ Time Frame: 3-4 days ]
Pharmacokinetic analyses (AUC) will be carried out on the infants who received at least one dose of meropenem after inclusion in NeoMero-2.
The final model will be used for dosing simulations to give final dose recommendations.
- Nature, frequency and numbers of all adverse events under meropenem. [ Time Frame: Up to 48 days ]Adverse events will also be summarised according to the need of a specific medical intervention or not. Analyses by time period will also be shown (from D0 to TOC visit and from TOC visit to follow-up).
- Percentage of patients with a favourable outcome defined at Test of Cure visit (TOC). [ Time Frame: An expected average of 21 days ]Patients with a favourable outcome defined at Test of Cure visit (TOC) 2 days after EOAT is met as an infant fulfilling the following criteria: Alive with clinical and bacteriological resolution of the abnormalities that defined BM at entry and no occurrence of any new clinical or laboratory abnormalities requiring a new course of antibiotic therapy and no modification of the initial meropenem therapy (for more than 24 hours).
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|Ages Eligible for Study:||up to 90 Days (Child)|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
- Informed consent form signed by the parents/carers
- Chronological age below 90 days inclusive
The presence of:
- clinical signs consistent with BM (hyperthermia or hypothermia or temperature instability PLUS 1 or more neurological findings among coma, seizures, neck stiffness, apnoea, bulging fontanelle),
- OR CSF pleocytosis (≥ 20 cells/mm3)
- OR a positive Gram stain of CSF.
- Presence of a CSF device
- Proven viral or fungal meningitis
- Severe congenital malformations if the infant is not to expect to survive for more than 3 months
- Other situations where the treating physician considers a different empiric antibiotic regimen necessary
- Known intolerance or contraindication to the study medication
- Participation in any other clinical study of an investigational medicinal product
- Renal failure and requirement of haemofiltration or peritoneal dialysis
- Meningitis with an organism known to be resistant to meropenem
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01554124
|London, Cranmer Terrace, United Kingdom, SW17 ORE|
|Principal Investigator:||Paul HEATH||Paediatric Infectious Diseases St Georges, University of London|
|Study Chair:||Jean-Pierre ABOULKER||Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France|
|Responsible Party:||PENTA Foundation|
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|First Posted:||March 14, 2012 Key Record Dates|
|Last Update Posted:||February 16, 2015|
|Last Verified:||February 2015|
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