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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria clinical trials at UCSD

3 research studies open to eligible people

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  • Comparison of Two- Versus Three-antibiotic Therapy for Pulmonary Mycobacterium Avium Complex Disease

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    NTM therapy consists of a multi-drug macrolide based regimen for 18-24 months. Treated patients frequently experience debilitating side effects, and many patients delay the start of antibiotic treatment due to these risks. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and fatigue, and rare but serious toxicities include ocular toxicity, hearing loss, and hematologic toxicity. To date, most of the evidence underlying the current treatment recommendations has come from observational studies in which either a macrolide has been combined with rifampin and ethambutol, or in some cases combined with ethambutol alone. The proposed study will answer whether a third drug is necessary or whether taking two drugs can increase tolerability without a substantial loss of efficacy.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • PATIENCE Trial: Prospective Algorithm for Treatment of NTM in Cystic Fibrosis

    open to eligible people ages 6-99

    Isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from the sputum of individuals with CF is an increasingly common finding, and the lack of an evidenced-based approach to treatment of NTM disease has been identified as one of the greatest unmet needs within the CF community. Current evidence predicts that the prevalence of NTM will remain relatively high in the CF population. Approaches to NTM disease treatment differ widely between centers, and expected outcomes are not known. This study is observational and follows current best practices. The study will help define response to treatment, and collect relevant data associated with treatment of NTM disease to build a framework for future therapeutic trials.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • PREDICT Trial: PRospective Evaluation of NTM Disease In CysTic Fibrosis

    open to eligible people ages 6-99

    Isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from the sputum of individuals with CF is an increasingly common finding, and the lack of an evidenced-based approach to the diagnosis of NTM disease has been identified as one of the greatest unmet needs within the CF community. Current evidence predicts that the prevalence of NTM will remain relatively high in the CF population. Approaches to NTM disease diagnosis differ widely between centers. This study is observational and follows current best practices. The study will help standardize the diagnosis and collect relevant data associated with the diagnosis of NTM disease to build a framework for future therapeutic trials.

    San Diego, California and other locations

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