Last updated on April 2007

Prophylaxis With Caspofungin in High-Risk Liver Transplantation


Brief description of study

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%.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00333645

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Miguel Montejo, MD

Hospital de Cruces
Barakaldo, Spain
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Joan Gavaldà, MD

Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
Barcelona, Spain
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Jesus Fortun, MD, PhD

Complejo Hospitalario Reina Sofia
Cordoba, Spain
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Daniel Garrote, MD

Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves
Granada, Spain
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Pedro Llinares, MD

Complejo Hospitalario Juan Canalejo
La Coruña, Spain
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Rafael San Juan, MD

Hospital 12 de Octubre
Madrid, Spain
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Patricia Muñoz, MD

Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Mara n
Madrid, Spain
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Jesus Fortun, MD

Hospital Ramon y Cajal
Madrid, Spain
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Antonio Ramos, MD

Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro
Madrid, Spain
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Cesar Aragon, MD

Complejo Hospitalario Carlos Haya
Malaga, Spain
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Evaristo Varo, MD

Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Jose-Miguel Cisneros, MD

Hospital Universitario Virgen del Roc o
Sevilla, Spain
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Marino Blanes, MD

Hospital Universitario La Fe
Valencia, Spain
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