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Houston, Texas 77030


The purpose of this clinical trial is to study the effects of NVC-422 instilled into the bladder in reducing bacteria in the urine.

Study summary:

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a major healthcare problem in the U.S., accounting for approximately 40% of all hospital acquired infections. Microorganisms can colonize the catheter extraluminally or intraluminally, and are often protected in a biofilm environment. Nearly all patients catherized for 30 days or longer will develop bacteriuria, or the presence of bacteria in normally sterile urine. Ten to twenty percent of these patients will develop a symptomatic CAUTI. In a further 1-4%, the infection will spread into the kidneys or bloodstream, leading to potentially lethal bacteremia. Currently, there is no bladder irrigation solution that can reduce or eliminate CAUTI. A bladder instillation solution that can keep the bladder and catheter substantially free of bacteria and biofilm is expected to provide a practical and cost-effective means of minimizing CAUTIs. NVC-422 is a topical, non-antibiotic, fast acting, broad spectrum anti-microbial, which exhibits potential for the rapid decolonization of a range of urologic pathogens, including Escherichia Coli (E. coli), Enterococcus spp., P. mirabilis and others. In vitro studies with NVC-422 have also shown that it is capable of penetrating a biofilm and effectively killing the contained microbes.


Inclusion Criteria: - Patients or their guardians are willing and able to provide informed consent - Age > 18 years - Condition requiring chronic transurethral catheterization for at least 1 month prior to enrollment - Indwelling transurethral catheter not scheduled for exchange for at least 1 week from first treatment - Documented asymptomatic bacteriuria as defined in the protocol - Vital signs within the following limits: blood pressure 90 to 160 mm Hg systolic and 50 to100 mm Hg diastolic, pulse rate 45 to 100 bpm, respiratory rate 8 to 24 respirations per minute, oral body temperature 35.5ºC to 38.0ºC - Screening must occur within 14 days of enrollment into the study Exclusion Criteria: - Unwillingness/inability to fulfill the requirements of the study - History of hepatitis B or C, HIV, AIDS, or other immunodeficiency disease - Systemic antibiotics within 7 days of enrollment - Any condition that, in the opinion of the principal investigator, would make the subject unsuitable for the study or place the subject at additional risk. - Any investigational drug or investigational device within 30 days of enrollment in the study - Women who are pregnant or lactating; or of child-bearing potential unless using highly effective birth control method for 1 month prior to and during the study



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Rabih O. Darouiche, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

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Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77030
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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