Diethylhomospermine (DEHSPM) for Refractory AIDS-Related Diarrhea
VA Medical Center-Gainesville
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last Verified: April 1996
History of Changes
To perform preliminary clinical testing of diethylhomospermine (DEHSPM), a polyamine
analogue, for refractory AIDS-related diarrhea.
Possibly, DEHSPM will reduce stool volume and frequency in patients with refractory AIDS-related diarrhea.
Drug : Diethylhomospermine
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Diethylhomospermine (DEHSPM) for Refractory AIDS-Related Diarrhea|
Further study details as provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Possibly, DEHSPM will reduce stool volume and frequency in patients with refractory
Patients are initially hydrated for 24 hours, followed by a 3-day baseline period. They then receive intravenous infusions of DEHSPM three times per day for 3 days, followed by observation for 3 days.
|Ages Eligible for Study:||18 Years to 65 Years|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
Patients must have:
- ARC or AIDS by CDC criteria.
- Uncontrolled diarrhea unresponsive to high-dose, nonspecific antidiarrheal therapy.
- Known idiopathic ulcerative colitis or Crohn colitis.
- Acute stool-culture-positive bacterial colitis.
- Acute amoebic colitis.
- Pseudomembranous colitis with Clostridium difficile toxin positivity.
- Short-gut syndrome.
- Chronic pancreatitis.
- Ischemic bowel disease.
- Enteroenteric fistulae.
- Other gastrointestinal tract disorders known to cause diarrhea.
- Underlying evidence of immunosuppression other than that related to HIV infection.
- Unable or unwilling to have subcutaneous injections.
- Clinically significant CNS, hepatic, or renal disease.
- Other experimental antidiarrheal drugs.
- Antibiotic therapy.
- Other experimental drugs within 1 month prior to study entry.
- At least 2 weeks of prior high-dose, nonspecific antidiarrheal therapy (i.e.,
Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00002121
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|United States, Florida|
|Gainesville Veterans Administration Med Ctr|
|Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32608|
Sponsors and CollaboratorsVA Medical Center-Gainesville
|Responsible Party:||VA Medical Center-Gainesville|
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:||NCT00002121 History of Changes|
|Other Study ID Numbers:||223A|
|Study First Received:||November 2, 1999|
|Last Updated:||June 23, 2005|
Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:Antidiarrheals
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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