Prophylaxis With Caspofungin in High-Risk Liver Transplantation

Prophylaxis With Caspofungin in High-Risk Liver Transplantation
The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2006 by Grupo de Estudio de Infecciones en Transplantados.   Recruitment status was  Recruiting

First Received on June 4, 2006.  
Last Updated on April 12, 2007  
History of Changes
Sponsor: Grupo de Estudio de Infecciones en Transplantados
Collaborator: Merck
Information provided by: Grupo de Estudio de Infecciones en Transplantados Identifier: NCT00333645

This is a non-comparative, open, multisite prospective estimation study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of caspofungin in the prophylactic treatment of adults who have received an orthotopic liver transplant and are at high risk of developing an invasive fungal infection. It is expected that the proportion of high-risk liver transplant recipients who develop a documented (proven or probable per European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Mycoses Study Group [EORTC/MSG] modified criteria) invasive fungal infection during the first 100 days after the onset of prophylaxis with caspofungin will be lower than 15%. It is also expected that the incidence of serious drug-related adverse events will be less than 25%.

Condition Intervention Phase
Liver Transplantation
Fungal Infection
Drug: Caspofungin Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prophylaxis With Caspofungin for the Prevention of Invasive Fungal Infections in High-Risk Liver Transplant Recipients

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Grupo de Estudio de Infecciones en Transplantados:

Primary Outcome Measures:

  • Absence of breakthrough proven/probable invasive fungal infection by day +100

Secondary Outcome Measures:

  • Absence of breakthrough proven/probable invasive aspergillosis by day +100
  • Discontinuation of study therapy due to a drug-related adverse event
  • Incidence of drug-related serious adverse event(s)
  • Incidence of drug-related adverse event(s)

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: October 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2007


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Patient has received an orthotopic liver transplantation
  • Patient meets criteria, as defined per protocol, for being considered at high risk of developing an invasive fungal infection post-liver transplantation
  • For women of childbearing potential, patient must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any systemic antifungal therapy (other than fluconazole for a maximum of 7 days) within 14 days of the administration of the study drug.
  • Documented (proven/probable) or suspected (possible) invasive fungal infection at the time of enrollment.
  • Abnormal laboratory values as defined per protocol.
  • Allergy, hypersensitivity, or any serious reaction to an echinocandin antifungal.
  • Patient not expected to survive at least 5 days.
  • Patient is pregnant or breast feeding.
  Contacts and Locations

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00333645

Contact: Jesus Fortun, MD, PhD +34-670-537460

Hospital de Cruces Recruiting
Barakaldo, Spain, E-48903
Principal Investigator: Miguel Montejo, MD            
Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron Recruiting
Barcelona, Spain, E-08035
Principal Investigator: Joan Gavaldà, MD            
Complejo Hospitalario Reina Sofia Withdrawn
Cordoba, Spain, E-14004
Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves Recruiting
Granada, Spain, E-18014
Principal Investigator: Daniel Garrote, MD            
Complejo Hospitalario Juan Canalejo Recruiting
La Coruña, Spain, E-15006
Principal Investigator: Pedro Llinares, MD            
Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro Recruiting
Madrid, Spain, E-28035
Principal Investigator: Antonio Ramos, MD            
Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón Recruiting
Madrid, Spain, E-28007
Principal Investigator: Patricia Muñoz, MD            
Hospital Ramon y Cajal Recruiting
Madrid, Spain, E-28034
Principal Investigator: Jesus Fortun, MD            
Hospital 12 de Octubre Recruiting
Madrid, Spain, E-28041
Principal Investigator: Rafael San Juan, MD            
Complejo Hospitalario Carlos Haya Recruiting
Malaga, Spain, E-29010
Principal Investigator: Cesar Aragon, MD            
Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago Recruiting
Santiago de Compostela, Spain, E-15706
Principal Investigator: Evaristo Varo, MD            
Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío Recruiting
Sevilla, Spain, E-41013
Principal Investigator: Jose-Miguel Cisneros, MD            
Hospital Universitario La Fe Recruiting
Valencia, Spain, E-46009
Principal Investigator: Marino Blanes, MD            
Sponsors and Collaborators
Grupo de Estudio de Infecciones en Transplantados
Study Director: Jesus Fortun, MD Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
  More Information


Fortun J, Muñoz P, Cisneros JM, et al. Antifungal prophylaxis with caspofungin in high-risk liver transplant recipients: a noncomparative, open-label prospective clinical trial. Clinical Microbiology & Infection 12 (suppl. 4): P684, 2006. [Abstract on an interim analysis performed on the first 15 patients enrolled in the study, presented as a poster at 2006 ECCMID meeting]. Identifier: NCT00333645    
History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GESITRA-01, 03-0409 (Spanish Drug Agency)
Study First Received: June 4, 2006
Last Updated: April 12, 2007
Health Authority: Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines

Keywords provided by Grupo de Estudio de Infecciones en Transplantados:

Liver transplantation
Invasive fungal infection
Invasive aspergillosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:

Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions processed this record on August 21, 2012

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