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Esomeprazole, Moxifloxacin and Amoxicilin for Rescue Therapy of Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Information source: Technische Universität Dresden
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Condition(s) targeted: Helicobacter Pylori Infection; Chronic Gastritis

Intervention: esomeprazole (Drug); moxifloxacin (Drug); amoxicillin (Drug)

Phase: Phase 3

Status: Recruiting

Sponsored by: Technische Universität Dresden

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Stephan Miehlke, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Medical Department I, Gastroenterology, Universityhospital, Technical University Dresden
Norbert Lehn, MD, PhD, Study Chair, Affiliation: Institue for Medical Microbiology, University of Regensburg
Enno Jacobs, MD, PhD, Study Chair, Affiliation: Institute for Medical Microbiology, Technical University of Dresden
Manfred Stolte, MD, PhD, Study Chair, Affiliation: Institute for Pathology, Klinikum Bayreuth

Overall contact:
Stephan Miehlke, MD, PhD, Phone: +493514585645, Email: stephan.miehlk@uniklinikum-dresden.de


Successful H. pylori eradication therapy remains a challenge in medical practice. Despite promising data for first-line, second-line and rescue treatment options based on clinical trials as well as guidelines and expert recommendations, success rates can often not be reproduced in general practice. Rescue options for patients with failed initial or second-line therapy are definitely needed. The new fluoroquinolone moxifloxacin may represent an effective and save treatment option (in combination with a PPI and amoxicillin) for rescue therapy of H- pylori positive patients. However, optimal duration of therapy (7-day course vs 14-day course) has to be determined

Clinical Details

Official title: Randomized, Controlled, Multicenter Phase III Study for the Efficacy and Tolerability of Triple Therapy With Esomeprazole, Moxifloxacin and Amoxicillin for Rescue Therapy of Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome:

Efficacy of a combination of esomeprazole (E), moxifloxacin (M) and amoxicillin (A) for third line therapy of H. pylori infection.

Comparison of EMA 7 days versus EMA 14 days. Hypothesis: superiority of EMA 14 days 4 weeks after end of eradication therapy

Secondary outcome: Tolerability,safety, post treatment resistance, influence of host genetics (CYP status) and pathogenicity factors of H. pylori on treatment success.

Detailed description: Successful H. pylori eradication therapy remains a challenge in medical practice. Currently,

a PPI - based triple therapy containing clarithromycin, amoxicillin or nitroimidazole given

for 7 days is the recommended first line treatment approach with an expected eradication success rate of approximately 80%. As second-line treatment option in case of failure, a RBC-based quadruple therapy is currently recommended curing another 80% of patients, leaving a subset of patients with persistent H. pylori infection. Resistance to fluoroquinolones is low in most countries,hence these compounds are potential candidates for second-line and rescue treatment. The new fluoroquinolone moxifloxacin launched by Bayer in 1999 for the treatment of respiratory tract infections, has a broad antibacterial spectrum comparable to levofloxacin but fewer phototoxic and central nervous system excitatory effects. The possible role of moxifloxacin in H. pylori eradication is since under clinical investigation


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- male/female, age >/=18 years

- Helicobacter pylori infection proven by histology and culture

- indication for eradication therapy according to the Maastricht-III

- at least one failed prior eradication attempt

- pretherapeutic resistance testing (culture)

- written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- in vitro resistance to moxifloxacin or amoxicillin

- current complicated peptic ulcer disease

- daily intake of NSAIDs

- co-medication with drugs known to interact with the study medication

- history of gastric surgery/vagotomy

- medical treatment for depression, known suicide attempt

- severe cardiological diseases such as bradyarrythmia, QT changes

- malignant disease

- gravidity, nursing

- women with child bearing potential must perform contraceptive measures

Locations and Contacts

Stephan Miehlke, MD, PhD, Phone: +493514585645, Email: stephan.miehlk@uniklinikum-dresden.de

Gastroenterologist, private praxis, Cologne 51063, Germany; Recruiting
Elke Bästlein, MD
Elke Bästlein, MD, Principal Investigator

Med. Dept. I, Gastroenterology, University Hospital, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany; Recruiting
Andrea Morgner-Miehlke, MD, PhD
Andrea Morgner-Miehlke, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator

Gastroenterologist / private praxis, Görlitz, Germany; Recruiting
Christian Haferland, ME
Christian Haferland, MD, Principal Investigator

Medical Department, University Homburg/Saar, Homburg/Saar, Germany; Recruiting
Gerhard Treiber, MD, PhD
Gerhard Treiber, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator

Medical Dept. I, University Hpspital Kiel, Kiel, Germany; Recruiting
Stefan Hellmig, MD, PhD
Stefan Hellmig, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator

Gastroenterologist / private praxis, Munich, Germany; Recruiting
Wilfried Höchter, MD
Josef Weingart
Wilfried Höchter, MD, Principal Investigator

Technical University of Munich, Medical Dept. II, Munich, Germany; Recruiting
Alexander Meining, MD, PhD
Alexander Meining, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator

Gastroenterologist / private praxis, Oldenburg, Germany; Recruiting
Michael Neumeyer, MD
Michael Neumeyer, MD, Principal Investigator

Med. Department, Jung-Stilling Krankenhaus, Siegen, Germany; Recruiting
Andreas Leodolter, MD
Joachim Labenz, MD, PhD
Andreas Leodolter, MD, Principal Investigator

Additional Information

Related publications:

Morgner A, Labenz J, Miehlke S. Effective regimens for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2006 Sep;15(9):995-1016. Review.

Miehlke S, Hansky K, Schneider-Brachert W, Kirsch C, Morgner A, Madisch A, Kuhlisch E, Bästlein E, Jacobs E, Bayerdörffer E, Lehn N, Stolte M. Randomized trial of rifabutin-based triple therapy and high-dose dual therapy for rescue treatment of Helicobacter pylori resistant to both metronidazole and clarithromycin. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Jul 15;24(2):395-403.

Miehlke S, Schneider-Brachert W, Bästlein E, Ebert S, Kirsch C, Haferland C, Buchner M, Neumeyer M, Vieth M, Stolte M, Lehn N, Bayerdörffer E. Esomeprazole-based one-week triple therapy with clarithromycin and metronidazole is effective in eradicating Helicobacter pylori in the absence of antimicrobial resistance. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2003 Oct 15;18(8):799-804.

Miehlke S, Bayerdörffer E, Graham DY. Treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection. Semin Gastrointest Dis. 2001 Jul;12(3):167-79. Review.

Cheon JH, Kim N, Lee DH, Kim JM, Kim JS, Jung HC, Song IS. Efficacy of moxifloxacin-based triple therapy as second-line treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection. Helicobacter. 2006 Feb;11(1):46-51.

Nista EC, Candelli M, Zocco MA, Cazzato IA, Cremonini F, Ojetti V, Santoro M, Finizio R, Pignataro G, Cammarota G, Gasbarrini G, Gasbarrini A. Moxifloxacin-based strategies for first-line treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 May 15;21(10):1241-7.

Di Caro S, Ojetti V, Zocco MA, Cremonini F, Bartolozzi F, Candelli M, Lupascu A, Nista EC, Cammarota G, Gasbarrini A. Mono, dual and triple moxifloxacin-based therapies for Helicobacter pylori eradication. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2002 Mar;16(3):527-32.

MĂ©graud F, Lamouliatte H. Review article: the treatment of refractory Helicobacter pylori infection. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2003 Jun 1;17(11):1333-43. Review.

Starting date: January 2007
Last updated: April 3, 2007

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