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Efficacy and safety of anidulafungin in elderly, critically ill patients with invasive Candida infections: a post hoc analysis
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CitationDimopoulos G, Paiva Jose-A, Meersseman W, Pachl J, Grigoras I, Sganga G, et al. Efficacy and safety of anidulafungin in elderly, critically ill patients with invasive Candida infections: a post hoc analysis. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2012 Dec;40(6):521-6. Epub 2012 Sep 19.
Post hoc analysis of a non-comparative, prospective, multicentre, phase IIIb study was performed to compare efficacy and safety of anidulafungin in elderly (>= 65 years) versus non-elderly (<65 years) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients with candidaemia/invasive candidiasis (C/IC). Adult ICU patients with confirmed C/IC meeting >= 1 of the following criteria were enrolled: post-abdominal surgery; solid tumour; renal/hepatic insufficiency; solid organ transplantation; neutropenia; age >= 65 years. Patients received anidulafungin (200 mg on Day 1, 100 mg/day thereafter) for >= 10 days followed by optional azole step-down therapy for a total treatment duration of 14-56 days. The primary efficacy endpoint was global (clinical and microbiological) response at the end of all therapy (EOT). Primary efficacy analysis was performed in the modified intent-to-treat (mITT) population (n = 170), excluding unknown and missing responses. In total, 80 patients (47.1%) were aged >= 65 years and 90 (52.9%) were aged <65 years; the mean age difference between the two groups was 21.9 years. Global success at EOT in mITT patients was similar in elderly (68.1%) and non-elderly (70.7%) patients (P = 0.719). However, global success rates were significantly lower in elderly versus non-elderly patients at 2 and 6 weeks after EOT (P = 0.045 and P = 0.016, respectively). Ninety-day survival was significantly lower (P = 0.006) for elderly (42.8%) versus non-elderly patients (63.3%). The incidence and profile of adverse events were similar in elderly and non-elderly patients. Anidulafungin was effective and safe for treatment of C/IC in elderly ICU patients, despite higher baseline severity of illness scores. (c) 2012 Elsevier B.V. and the International Society of Chemotherapy. All rights reserved.
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Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
DeCSEfectos Colaterales y Reacciones Adversas Relacionados con Medicamentos
Resultado del Tratamiento
Análisis de Supervivencia
Persona de Mediana Edad
Anciano de 80 o más Años