Last updated on April 2019

Imipenem/Relebactam/Cilastatin Versus Piperacillin/Tazobactam for Treatment of Participants With Bacterial Pneumonia (MK-7655A-014)


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Bacterial pneumonia
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Requires treatment with IV antibiotic therapy for hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP) or ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (VABP)
  • Fulfills clinical and radiographic criteria, with onset of criteria occurring after more than 48 hour of hospitalization or within 7 days after discharge from a hospital (for HABP); or at least 48 hours after mechanical ventilation (for VABP)
  • Has an adequate baseline lower respiratory tract specimen obtained for Gram stain and culture
  • Has an infection known or thought to be caused by microorganisms susceptible to the IV study therapy
  • Agrees to allow any bacterial isolates obtained from protocol-required specimens related to the current infection to be provided to the Central Microbiology Reference Laboratory for study-related microbiological testing, long term storage, and other future testing
  • Is not of reproductive potential; or if of reproductive potential agrees to avoid impregnating a partner or avoid becoming pregnant, by practicing abstinence or using acceptable contraception

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has a baseline lower respiratory tract specimen Gram stain that shows the presence of Gram-positive cocci only
  • Has confirmed or suspected community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP)
  • Has confirmed or suspected pneumonia of viral, fungal or parasitic origin
  • Has HABP/VABP caused by an obstructive process, including lung cancer or other known obstruction
  • Has a carcinoid tumor or carcinoid syndrome
  • Has active immunosuppression defined as either receiving immunosuppressive medications or having a medical condition associated with immunodeficiency
  • Is expected to survive for less than 72 hours
  • Has a concurrent condition or infection that would preclude evaluation of therapeutic response
  • Has received effective antibacterial drug therapy for the index infection of HABP/VABP for more than 24 hours continuously, during the previous 72 hours
  • Has a history of serious allergy, hypersensitivity or a serious reaction to any penicillin or beta-lactamase inhibitors
  • Female is pregnant, expecting to conceive, is breastfeeding or plans to breastfeed
  • Has a history of seizure disorder requiring ongoing prior treatment with anti-convulsive therapy within the last 3 years
  • Anticipates treatment with the following: valproic acid or divalproex sodium, serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, or serotonin receptor antagonists, meperidine, buspirone, concomitant systemic antibacterial agents, antifungal or antiviral therapy for the index infection of HABP/VABP
  • Is currently undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
  • Is currently participating in, has participated in during the previous 30 days, or anticipates to participate in any other clinical study involving the administration of experimental medication
  • Has previously participated in this study

Recruitment Status: Closed


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