The need for new antibiotics is ongoing in view of manifold resistance developments. The resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae against macrolides and penicillins in the USA already amounts to more than 30 %. The approval of new antibiotics, particularly those with a new mode of action, has been decreasing over the past years which is anticipated to result in a lack of resourceful therapy options in the future. Some new substances with good in vitro activity against S. pneumoniae have turned out to raise safety issues as shown for a number of quinolones. Likewise daptomycin, a lipopeptide with a new mechanism of action, did not show satisfying results due to its inactivation by surfactant. Established quinolones are levofloxacin and moxifloxacin, the latter being available as i. v. formulation since 2002. For ketolides, telithromycin (oral) and for azalides azithromycin (since 2005 as i. v. formulation) are available for antimicrobial therapy. Linezolid is the only approved oxazolidinone. Tigecycline, a tetracycline derivate, will be approved in 2006 in Germany. The latest approval regarding carbapenems was ertapenem in 2003, while doripenem, a new antibiotic from this group, is still under clinical development.
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An 18-year-old pregnant female presented with large, hypertrophic lesions in the ano-genital region. HIV serology was negative. Pap smear revealed a CIN 1 associated with HPV infection. Biopsy yielded macrophages laden with Gram-negative Donovan bodies.
Ciprofloxacin resistance in N. gonorrhoeae within Canada has increased to a level where quinolones are no longer the preferred drugs for the treatment of gonococcal infections and the modal MICs for the third-generation cephalosporins have increased over time. Close monitoring of antibiotic susceptibilities are required to inform treatment options.
A statistically significant difference in favour of the grafts treated with azithromycin was seen (P=0.002). Of all the variables analysed, only smoking had a significant negative effect on the survival of the graft.
An open, randomized, multicentre study was undertaken to compare a three-day regimen of azithromycin with a seven-day course of dicloxacillin or flucloxacillin in the treatment of 118 children (aged 2-12 years) with clinically diagnosed acute skin and skin-structure infections. Sixty patients received a single daily dose of azithromycin of 10 mg/kg for three days, whilst 58 received a cloxacillin ester: either dicloxacillin (n = 49) at a daily dose of 12.5-25 mg/kg (depending on severity of infection); or flucloxacillin (n = 9) at 250-2000 mg/day (depending on age). Both cloxacillin esters were administered in four divided doses for seven days. Clinical, safety and, where possible, bacteriological assessments were made before therapy and after 3 to 5 and 7 to 10 days of treatment. A successful clinical response (cure and improvement) was recorded in 57 of 59 (97%) of evaluable azithromycin patients, and in 57 of 58 (98%) of cloxacillin ester patients. Eradication of the key pathogens was 31 of 34 (91%) and 34 of 35 (97%) for Staphylococcus aureus, and 5 of 5 and 4 of 4 for Streptococcus pyogenes in the azithromycin and cloxacillin ester groups, respectively. Both medications were well tolerated, with mild to moderate side-effects (abdominal pain and vomiting) occurring in two patients in each group, and laboratory abnormalities (elevated eosinophil count) in one patient in each group. There were no withdrawals from therapy. The results of this study suggest that azithromycin is as effective and as well tolerated as a cloxacillin ester antibiotic in the treatment of children with acute skin and skin-structure infections.
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Sexually transmitted diseases were reduced: Trichomonas vaginalis (rate ratio, 0.28; 95% CI, 0.18%-0.49%), bacterial vaginosis (rate ratio, 0.78; 95% CI, 0.69-0.87), Neisseria gonorrhoeae /Chlamydia trachomatis (rate ratio, 0.43; 95% CI, 0.27-0.68), and infant ophthalmia (rate ratio, 0.37; 95% CI, 0.20-0.70). There were reduced rates of neonatal death (rate ratio, 0.83; 95% CI, 0.71-0.97), low birth weight (rate ratio, 0.68; 95% CI, 0.53-0.86), and preterm delivery (rate ratio, 0.77; 95% CI, 0.56-1.05); but there were no effects on maternal HIV acquisition or perinatal HIV transmission.
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This study compared the in vitro antimicrobial activity of azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, ceftibuten, cefaclor, and telithromycin against 287 strains of S. pyogenes by the broth microdilution method. All strains were characterized both phenotypically and genotypically for erythromycin resistance and most of them have been M-typed by means of PCR.
The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program's Expert Panel Report 3, Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma does not recommend antibiotics for the management of acute episodes of asthma exacerbation. Macrolides seem to have some potential effect beyond or in addition to their antibacterial effect. It has been reported that macrolides may potentially benefit patients with chronic inflammatory airway diseases due to their antibacterial, antiviral, and/or anti-inflammatory effects. This review presents recent data on use of azithromycin in prevention and management of acute exacerbation of respiratory symptoms in infants and young children.
A prospective study was performed on 47 patients, 31 females and 16 males, aged 19-77 (median 52) years, treated with azithromycin (total dosage 3 g, divided over 5 days) for typical solitary erythema migrans. The patients were previously healthy and were not receiving any other medication. In all of them ECGs were performed before as well as 7 and 14 days after initiation of the azithromycin therapy. Thus, a total of 141 ECG tracings were analyzed. Q-T intervals were measured manually in a blinded manner and corrected for heart rate according to Bazzet's formula: Q-Tc = measured Q-T (ms)/square root of R-R (s).
Adding drug preparations to an existing ED automated medication management system increased the frequency with which they were ordered, especially when they were most reliably obtained from the system rather than the central hospital pharmacy. Adding drugs to an ED automated medication management system influences physician drug ordering.
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Fourteen subjects completed the trial. The treatment produced therapeutic benefits with regard to total scores as well as inflammatory lesion scores. At the end of 12 weeks, there was a 75% decrease in total scores (P < 0.001) and an 89% decrease in inflammatory lesion scores compared with basal values. Improvement continued during the 4 weeks after treatment. Adverse effects were minimal and well tolerated in most patients.