This purpose of this study is to look at the safety and effectiveness of a once-daily dose of tigecycline compared to ertapenem for the treatment of diabetic foot infections with osteomyelitis.

Official Title

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Comparison Study of the Safety and Efficacy of a Once-Daily Dose of Tigecycline Versus Ertapenem for the Treatment of Foot Infections in Subjects With Diabetes


Bacterial Infections, Diabetic Foot, Osteomyelitis

Study Type


Study Design

Treatment, Randomized, Double-Blind, Active Control, Parallel Assignment, Safety/Efficacy Study

Further Details

Primary Outcome Measures:

  • Clinical response rate (cure/failure rate) 14 to 21 days after the last dose of study antibiotic(s) for participants with diabetic foot infections without osteomyelitis.

Secondary Outcome Measures:

  • Microbiologic efficacy, microbiologic susceptibility data, health care resource utilization, pharmacokinetic profile of 150 mg once-daily dose, clinical response rate for diabetic foot infections with osteomyelitis.

Study Start

September 2006; Expected completion: April 2008

Eligibility & Criteria

  • Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and above
  • Genders Eligible for Study: Both

Inclusion criteria:

  • Men and women aged 18 or older with diabetes and a qualifying foot infection
  • People with evidence of a diabetic foot infection with osteomyelitis may qualify for the osteomyelitis substudy arm

Exclusion criteria:

  • People with additional significant disease, infection with resistant pathogens, contraindication, or hypersensitivity to any test article or related antibiotic

Total Enrolment


Contact Details

  • Box Hill, Victoria, 3128, Australia; Recruiting

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Please refer to this study by identifier: NCT00366249