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Cytogam (Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)) - Summary



CytoGam®, Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) (CMV-IGIV), is an immunoglobulin G (IgG) containing a standardized amount of antibody to Cytomegalovirus (CMV). CMV-IGIV is formulated in final vial as a sterile liquid. The globulin is stabilized with 5% sucrose and 1% Albumin (Human). CytoGam® contains no preservative. The purified immunoglobulin is derived from pooled adult human plasma selected for high titers of antibody for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) (1). Source material for fractionation may be obtained from another U.S. licensed manufacturer. Pooled plasma was fractionated by ethanol precipitation of the proteins according to Cohn Methods 6 and 9, modified to yield a product suitable for intravenous administration. A widely utilized solvent-detergent viral inactivation process is also used (2). Certain manufacturing operations may be performed by other firms. Each milliliter contains: 50 ┬▒ 10 mg of immunoglobulin, primarily IgG, and trace amounts of IgA and IgM; 50 mg of sucrose; 10 mg of Albumin (Human). The sodium content is 20-30 mEq per liter, i.e., 0.4-0.6 mEq per 20 mL or 1.0-1.5 mEq per 50 mL. The solution should appear colorless and translucent.

Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) is indicated for the prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus disease associated with transplantation of kidney, lung, liver, pancreas and heart. In transplants of these organs other than kidney from CMV seropositive donors into seronegative recipients, prophylactic CMV-IGIV should be considered in combination with ganciclovir.

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Published Studies Related to Cytogam (Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin)

Role of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-specific antibody in HCMV-infected pregnant women. [2014]
Maternal preconception immunity confers substantial protection against HCMV infection and disease to the unborn child. However, the protective role played by single components of virus-specific humoral and cellular immunity is poorly defined... Ongoing phase III controlled trials as well as laboratory investigations will hopefully help in better defining the protective role of maternal antibodies.

A novel therapeutic cytomegalovirus DNA vaccine in allogeneic haemopoietic stem-cell transplantation: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2 trial. [2012]
cytomegalovirus therapeutic DNA vaccine compared with placebo... INTERPRETATION: We show proof of concept for an immunotherapeutic cytomegalovirus

Cytomegalovirus infection and responsiveness to influenza vaccination in elderly residents of long-term care facilities. [2011.06.24]
Ample evidence suggests that infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) leads to accelerated aging of the immune system and may contribute to poor responsiveness to influenza vaccination in older persons. The objective of this study was to investigate whether CMV infection, acquired earlier in life, affects the response to influenza vaccination in a randomized controlled trial among older persons in long-term care facilities...

Cytomegalovirus glycoprotein-B vaccine with MF59 adjuvant in transplant recipients: a phase 2 randomised placebo-controlled trial. [2011.04.09]
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus end-organ disease can be prevented by giving ganciclovir when viraemia is detected in allograft recipients. Values of viral load correlate with development of end-organ disease and are moderated by pre-existing natural immunity. Our aim was to determine whether vaccine-induced immunity could do likewise... INTERPRETATION: Although cytomegalovirus disease occurs in the context of suppressed cell-mediated immunity post-transplantation, humoral immunity has a role in reduction of cytomegalovirus viraemia. Vaccines containing cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B merit further assessment in transplant recipients. FUNDING: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Grant R01AI051355 and Wellcome Trust, Grant 078332. Sponsor: University College London (UCL). Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Extended valganciclovir prophylaxis in D+/R- kidney transplant recipients is associated with long-term reduction in cytomegalovirus disease: two-year results of the IMPACT study. [2010.12.27]
BACKGROUND: Whether the early reduction in cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease seen at 1 year with prolongation of antiviral prophylaxis (up to 200 days) persists in the long term is unknown... CONCLUSION: Extending valganciclovir prophylaxis from 100 to 200 days is associated with a sustained reduction in CMV disease up to 2 years posttransplant.

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Clinical Trials Related to Cytogam (Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin)

Cytogam Administration in Abdominal Organ Transplant Recipients at High Risk for Cytomegalovirus Infection [Active, not recruiting]
The purpose of the study is to assess the incidence and severity of late Cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease, defined as CMV syndrome or tissue invasive disease occurring between 100 and 200 days and after 200 days post-transplant in patients treated with valganciclovir per package insert guidelines for prophylaxis against CMV infection for 200 days post-transplant versus valganciclovir per package insert guidelines for 100 days post-transplant with Cytogam 100 mg/kg administered at 90 days, 120 days, and 180 days post-transplant.

The Impact of Cytogam« on Time to Viral Load Reduction in Kidney or Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Recipients With Clinical CMV Disease [Completed]
This pilot study is to assess whether using CytoGam« in combination with ganciclovir is more effective in reducing the CMV viral load over time, as compared to standard treatment with IV ganciclovir only. Serial blood samples are drawn to measure the amount of CMV viral load weekly, while the subject is receiving treatment with ganciclovir, or ganciclovir + CytoGam«. Additional CMV viral load blood sampling (CMV DNA capture qualitative testing only) will occur weekly thereafter until the subject is 8 weeks from the time of CMV diagnosis or until the CMV infection is no longer detectable, whichever is longer duration.

A Randomized Trial to Prevent Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) [Recruiting]
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that usually presents with few if any side effects. When first infected, some people may have symptoms similar to mononucleosis (i. e., fatigue, weakness, fever, swollen glands). Most people in the United States are infected during childhood or as adults if they work around children. Pregnant women, who have not been infected with CMV in the past and become infected during pregnancy (i. e. a primary infection), may cause their babies to get infected with CMV. Babies that are infected may develop permanent disabilities including hearing loss and a small portion will die from the infection. Currently it is not routine practice to screen pregnant women for CMV infection. Additionally, there is no agreement about how to evaluate and manage pregnant women infected with CMV for the first time. There is also no evidence that treatment is beneficial for the baby. The purpose of this research study is to determine whether treating pregnant women who have a primary CMV infection with CMV antibodies will reduce the number of babies infected with CMV.

Efficacy Study of Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Hyperimmune Globulin to Prevent Congenital HCMV Infection [Completed]
The aim of this trial is to verify, under controlled conditions, the reported efficacy of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-specific hyperimmune globulin administration to pregnant women suffering from primary HCMV infection for the prevention of intrauterine HCMV transmission.

Panel Reactive Antibody (PRA) Reduction in Sensitized Patients Awaiting Renal Transplantation [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to offer Panel Reactive Antibodies [PRA] reduction treatment to high responder renal transplant patients who otherwise may never be compatible with a potential organ donor. PRA reduction is offered in the following phases: 1. Immunological Testing 2. Transplant Nephrectomy 3. Pharmacologic Therapy 4. Plasmapheresis 5. Transplant

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