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An Open-Label Safety Study of Oral Ganciclovir Maintenance Treatment of CMV Retinitis in People With Limited Venous Access

This study has been completed
Hoffmann-La Roche

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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service Identifier

First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last Verified: November 1995
History of Changes


To provide oral ganciclovir to patients who require maintenance for control of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, but who lack patent permanent central venous access for long-term administration of intravenous drugs.

Condition Intervention
Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
HIV Infections

Drug : Ganciclovir

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label Safety Study of Oral Ganciclovir Maintenance Treatment of CMV Retinitis in People With Limited Venous Access

Further study details as provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:

Detailed Description:

Patients receive oral ganciclovir as maintenance. Patients enrolled at time of closure of enrollment will receive 2 months of study drug and undergo follow-up.



Ages Eligible for Study: 13 Years and older  
Sexes Eligible for Study: All  
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No  


Inclusion Criteria
Patients must have:

  • AIDS.
  • Stable CMV retinitis.
  • Treatment with IV ganciclovir or IV foscarnet for at least 18 of the past 21 days.
  • No permanent central IV catheter at present.
  • Had a permanent central IV catheter removed two or more times within the past 6 months due to catheter infection or thrombosis.
  • Consent of guardian if less than legal age of consent.

  • Exclusion Criteria
    Co-existing Condition:
    Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:
  • Require continuation of concomitant medications precluded by this protocol.

  • Concurrent Medication:
  • Intravitreal anti-CMV treatment.
  • Any other concomitant medications precluded by the protocol.
Patients with the following prior condition are excluded:
History of hypersensitivity to acyclovir or ganciclovir.

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Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002135


United States, California
Roche Global Development - Palo Alto
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94303

Sponsors and Collaborators

Hoffmann-La Roche
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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT00002135   History of Changes  
Other Study ID Numbers: 037C  
Study First Received: November 2, 1999  
Last Updated: June 23, 2005  

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:

Administration, Oral
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
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