BonE and Joint Infections - Simplifying Treatment in Children Trial

Trial Information
Status: Recruiting
Intervention Type: Drug
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Phase 4
Summary

This is a multi- centre trial of children with bone and joint infections (BJIs) at eight major paediatric hospitals in Australia and New Zealand. The primary objective is to establish if in children with acute, uncomplicated BJIs, entirely oral antibiotic treatment is not inferior to initial intravenous (IV) treatment for 1 to 7 days followed by an oral antibiotic course in achieving full recovery 3 months after presentation. Children will be randomly allocated to the 'entirely oral antibiotic' group or the 'standard treatment' group.

When is this trial taking place?
Start Date: June 1, 2021
Estimated Completion Date: December 2026
How many participants will be in this trial?
Target number of participants: 285
What treatment is being studied in this trial?
Active Comparator: Intervention
Children will receive high-dose oral cefalexin 37.5 mg/kg/dose (max 1.5 g) QID 1 to 7 days followed by oral cefalexin 45 mg/kg/dose (max 1.5 g) TDS for a total course of 3 weeks
Active Comparator: Standard Therapy
Children will receive IV cefazolin 50 mg/kg/dose (max 2 g) three-times daily (TDS) or IV flucloxacillin 50 mg/kg/dise (max 2 g) four-times daily (QID) for 1 to 7 days followed by oral cefalexin 45 mg/kg/dose (max 1.5 g) three-times daily (TDS) for a total course of 3 weeks

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