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Pentetate Zinc (Pentetate Zinc Trisodium Injection) - Summary

 
 



PENTETATE ZINC SUMMARY

Pentetate zinc trisodium injection

Pentetate zinc trisodium injection contains the sodium salt of zinc diethylenetriaminepentaacetate. Pentetate zinc trisodium is also known as trisodium zinc diethylenetriaminepentaacetate and is commonly referred to as Zn-DTPA.

Zn-DTPA is indicated for treatment of individuals with known or suspected internal contamination with plutonium, americium, or curium to increase the rates of elimination.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Published Studies Related to Pentetate Zinc

Comparison of 1.0 M Gadobutrol and 0.5 M Gadopentetate Dimeglumine-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Five Hundred Seventy-Two Patients With Known or Suspected Liver Lesions: Results of a Multicenter, Double-Blind, Interindividual, Randomized Clinical Phase-III Trial. [2009.01.22]
CONCLUSION:: This study documents evidence for the noninferiority of a single i.v. bolus injection of 1.0 M gadobutrol (0.1 mmol/kg body weight) to 0.5 M gadopentetate (0.1 mmol/kg body weight) in the diagnostic assessment of liver lesions with contrast-enhanced MRI. The known excellent safety profile of gadobutrol was confirmed in this clinical trial and is similar to that of gadopentetate.

Evaluation of intraaxial enhancing brain tumors on magnetic resonance imaging: intraindividual crossover comparison of gadobenate dimeglumine and gadopentetate dimeglumine for visualization and assessment, and implications for surgical intervention. [2007.04]
OBJECT: The goal in this article was to compare 0.1 mmol/kg doses of gadobenate dimeglumine (Gd-BOPTA) and gadopentetate dimeglumine, also known as gadolinium diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-DTPA), for enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of intraaxial brain tumors... CONCLUSIONS: Lesion visualization, delineation, definition, and contrast enhancement are significantly better after administration of 0.1 mmol/kg Gd-BOPTA, potentially allowing better surgical planning and follow up and improved disease management.

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Clinical Trials Related to Pentetate Zinc

Anti-Tac(90 Y-HAT) to Treat Hodgkin's Disease, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Lymphoid Leukemia [Recruiting]
This study will examine the use of a radioactive monoclonal antibody called yttrium 90-labeled humanized anti-Tac (90 Y-HAT) for treating certain cancers. Monoclonal antibodies are genetically engineered proteins made in large quantities and directed against a specific target in the body. The anti-Tac antibody in this study is targeted to tumor cells and is tagged (labeled) with a radioactive substance called Yttrium-90 (Y-90). The study will determine the maximum tolerated dose of 90Y-HAT and examine its safety and effectiveness.

Patients 18 years of age and older with Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and lymphoid leukemia who have proteins on their cancer cells that react with anti-Tac may be eligible for this study. Candidates are screened with a medical history and physical examination, blood and urine tests, electrocardiogram (EKG), chest x-ray, CT scan or ultrasound of the abdomen, PET scan of the neck and body, and skin test for immune reactivity to antigens (similar to skin tuberculin test).

Before beginning treatment, participants may undergo additional procedures, including the following:

- Patients with suspicious skin lesions have a skin biopsy. An area of skin is numbed and

a circular piece of skin about 1/4-inch diameter is removed with a cookie cutter-like instrument.

- Patients with hearing loss have a hearing test.

- Patients with neurological symptoms have a lumbar puncture (spinal tap). A local

anesthetic is given and a needle is inserted in the space between the bones in the lower back where the cerebrospinal fluid circulates below the spinal cord. A small amount of fluid is collected through the needle.

- Patients who have not had a bone marrow biopsy within 6 months of screening also

undergo this procedure. The skin and bone at the back of the hip are numbed with a local anesthetic and a small piece of bone is withdrawn through a needle.

Patients receive 90 Y-HAT in escalating doses to determine the highest dose that can be safely given. The first group of three patients receives a low dose and, if there are no significant side effects at that dose, the next three patients receive a higher dose. This continues with subsequent groups until the maximum study dose is reached. 90 Y-HAT is given through a vein (IV) over a 2-hour period. In addition, a drug called Ca-DTPA is given via IV over 5 hours for 3 days to help reduce the side effects of the 90Y-HAT. In some patients, the 90 Y-HAT may also be attached to a radioactive metal called Indium-111 to monitor what happens to the injected material. During infusion of the drug, patients undergo PET scanning to trace the path of the injected material in the body. For this procedure, the patient lies in the scanner, remaining in one position during the entire infusion.

Blood and urine specimens are collected periodically over a 6-week period following the infusion to determine the level of the radioactive antibody. Bone marrow, lymph node, or skin biopsies may be done to determine how much of the antibody entered these sites. Patients whose disease remains stable or improves with therapy may receive up to six more infusions of 90 Y-HAT , with at least a 6-week interval between treatments.

Antimicrobial Solution or Saline Solution in Maintaining Catheter Patency and Preventing Catheter-Related Blood Infections in Patients With Malignancies [Not yet recruiting]
RATIONALE: Antimicrobial solution comprising trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, edetate calcium disodium, and ethanol may help prevent blockages and infections from forming in patients with central venous access catheters or peripheral venous catheters.

PURPOSE: This randomized trial is studying an antimicrobial solution or saline solution in maintaining catheter patency and preventing catheter-related blood infections in patients with malignancies.

Radiolabeled Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Treating Adult Patients Who Have Recurrent Hodgkin's Lymphoma or Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma [Recruiting]
RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies can locate cancer cells and either kill them or deliver cancer-killing substances to them without harming normal cells.

PURPOSE: This phase I/II trial is studying the side effects and best dose of radiolabeled monoclonal antibody when given together with pentetic acid calcium and to see how well they work in treating patients with recurrent Hodgkin's lymphoma or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Treating Patients With Leukemia [Completed]
RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them without harming normal cells.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of radiolabeled monoclonal antibody plus pentetic acid calcium in patients with leukemia.

Safety and Efficacy Study of a New Formulation of Acetylcysteine Injection [Recruiting]
The primary purpose of this study is determine if a new formulation of Acetadote is at least as effective as the current formulation in the prevention and treatment of acetaminophen overdose related liver injury.

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