Voriconazole for IPA in Chinese Patients With COPD
Efficacy and Safety of Voriconazole for Treatment of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis Secondary to COPD: a Multi-center Prospective，Open Cohort Study (VIA-COPD)
voriconazole is recommended as first-line therapy for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, however the efficacy and safety of voriconazole for treating invasive pulmonary aspergillosis secondary to COPD is not clear. This study aims to investigate the effectiveness and tolerability of intravenous voriconazole for treatment of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in Chinese patients with COPD, by monitoring changes in clinical symptoms, eradication of aspergillus, improvement of chest imaging as well as record of possible adverse reactions following 2-week intravenous instillation of voriconazole.
This is a multiple-center open-label clinical trial to study the efficacy and safety of voriconazole for treating invasive pulmonary aspergillosis secondary to COPD in Chinese patients.The primary endpoint is treatment success rate as defined by improvement of symptoms related to invasive pulmonary asperillosis, secondary endpoints include the mortality, the eradication of sputum asperillus and profile of adverse reactions following intravenous instillation of voriconazole.
2-week long intravenous instillation of voriconazole
Inclusion Criteria: Cases of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis secondary to COPD Exclusion Criteria: Use of voriconazole or itraconazole or amphotericin B or caspofungin or micafungin within 4 weeks prior to enrollment Known allergy to voriconazole Severe impairment of live or kidney function Septic shock Unwilling to sign informed consent