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The purpose

Pneumonia is the most frequent infection in critically ill patients and remains a significant challenge to intensivists world-wide due to persisting high mortality and morbidity. Compelling evidence suggests that appropriate antibiotic therapy remains the most important intervention to improve patients' outcome, including the administration of a suitable molecule at an optimized dosage regimen. A vast array of pathophysiological changes can occur in critically ill patients that can complicate antibiotic dosing. Knowledge of the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of the antibiotics used for the management of critically ill patients is essential for selecting the antibiotic dosing regimens, which will optimize patient outcomes. Changes in volume of distribution (Vd) and clearance (CL) of antibiotics have been noted in these patients, which may affect the antibiotic concentration at the target site. It follows that the pharmacodynamic parameters that determine antibiotic efficacy, which can vary between antibiotic classes, may also be affected. Optimization of these parameters is necessary to maximize the rate of response through patient recovery and minimized antibiotic resistance. In a multicenter observational study in critically ill patients with normal plasma renal indices at admission, about 65% of patients manifested augmented creatinine clearance on at least one occasion in the first seven study days. Augmented creatinine clearance may significantly impact drug pharmacokinetics for a variety of renally eliminated pharmaceuticals (such as low-molecular weight heparins, aminoglycosides, glycopeptides, and β-lactams), leading to subtherapeutic concentrations and potentially adverse clinical outcomes. Currently little data exist that describe the consequences of augmented creatinine clearance on antibiotics PK. Ceftaroline (600 mg bid) is a cephalosporin with expanded gram-positive activity, including MRSA and penicillin-resistant streptococcus, which was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 29, 2010 for the treatment of acute bacterial SSSIs and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. Ceftaroline showed also good activity against some of the common gram-negative respiratory pathogens (eg, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, Neisseria meningitidis, and Pasteurella multocida). However, it does not display clinically relevant activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, or Acinetobacter baumannii. Ceftaroline also lacks activity against gram-negative organisms with extended-spectrum β-lactamases. Importantly, because ceftaroline appears to induce AmpC β-lactamases despite MIC values in susceptible range, ittheoretically should be avoided in gram-negative bacteria known to harbor inducible AmpC β-lactamases (eg, Serratia, Proteus, Citrobacter, Morganella, Enterobacter, Providencia, and P. aeruginosa). In patients, ceftaroline is given as a prodrug, ceftaroline fosamil. After intravenous administration, the prodrug is rapidly transformed by plasma phosphatase enzymes to its bioactive metabolite. The pharmacokinetics of ceftaroline has been evaluated in single and multiple dose studies in healthy volunteers, in subjects with various degrees of renal impairment and in healthy elderly subjects. The volume of distribution is equal to 20.3 L, which corresponds to extracellular fluid volume. The protein binding is low (20%). The main route of elimination is via renal excretion, with a clearance estimated to160 mL/min close to the creatinine clearance. The elimination half-live is 2.6 h in adults with normal renal function. Unfortunately, no PK study has been performed in infected critically ill patients with augmented creatinine clearance. The best PK-PD index predicting drug efficacy is %Time>CMI. A bacteriostatic effect is achieved when free drug concentrations exceed the MIC for 30 to 40% of the dose administration interval (30 to 40%T>MIC). Near maximum organism kill is achieved at 50 to 60%T>MIC (30%T>MIC for Staphylococcus aureus). This project aims to characterize ceftaroline PK in patients with early-onset pneumonia and augmented creatinine clearance. The choice of ceftaroline is justified by its spectrum suitable for micro-organisms commonly encountered in early onset pneumonia, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Secondary main objective is to predict the probably of reaching PK-PD targets using Monte Carlo simulations under various scenario in order to identify optimal ceftaroline administration schemes in critical care patients with various degrees of renal impairment.

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  • Drug: Ceftaroline

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT03025841. The sponsor of the trial is Poitiers University Hospital and it is looking for 18 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Population Pharmacokinetic (PK) Study of Zinforo (Ceftaroline) in Critical Care Patients With Early-onset Pneumonia and Normal or Augmented Renal Clearance