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The agar dilution method was used to determine the inhibitory activity of 25 antimicrobial agents against 69 strains of Dichelobacter nodosus and 108 strains of the genus Fusobacterium, all of which were isolated from 90 clinical cases of ovine footrot between October 1998 and November 2000. In the case of the micro-organisms belonging to the genus Fusobacterium, the six beta-lactams studied (benzyl penicillin, ampicillin, cloxacillin, cefadroxil, cefuroxime and cephalexine) proved to be, in general, the most effective antimicrobial agents. Chloramphenicol, clindamycin and doxycycline were also quite active against Fusobacterium spp. With regard to the 69 strains of D. nodosus tested, the levels of resistance remain low.
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MIC 90 and MBC 90 of amoxicillin, cefaclor, cefadroxil and cefuroxime axetil have been determined by the microdilution method against 48 organisms responsible of acute respiratory tract infections in children: 17 E. coli, 15 K. pneumoniae, 16 H. influenzae. An inoculum effect and an inhibitory index in blood and bronchial secretions were determined. An inoculum effect was more important for amoxicillin and cefadroxil than for cefuroxime axetil and cefaclor. Against H. influenzae, cefuroxime axetil and cefaclor have a similar activity. Against Enterobacteria, cefuroxime axetil has the lowest MIC 90 and MBC 90 and the highest inhibitory index.
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The widely quoted cross-allergy risk of 10% between penicillin and cephalosporins is a myth. Cephalothin, cephalexin, cefadroxil, and cefazolin confer an increased risk of allergic reaction among patients with penicillin allergy. Cefprozil, cefuroxime, cefpodoxime, ceftazidime, and ceftriaxone do not increase risk of an allergic reaction.
Cefadroxil was administered to 16 pediatric patients at dose levels ranging from 27 to 56 mg/kg daily for 5-9 consecutive days. Of 16 patients, 9 had urinary tract infections including 5 cases with nephrotic syndromes, 4 had respiratory tract infections including 2 cases with nephrotic syndromes, 3 had skin infections including 2 cases of pyoderma and 1 case of suppurative gingivitis, including 1 case with nephrotic syndrome. Clinical results obtained were 9 'excellent', 4 'effective' and 3 'ineffective' showing an efficacy ratio of 81%. Of 9 urinary tract infections, 5 patients exhibited bacteriuria and 3 had original pathogens persisting after treatment. In respiratory tract, skin and gingival infections, cefadroxil was either 'excellent' or 'effective' in all 7 patients. The above results demonstrate a distinctive feature of cefadroxil that attains a good cutaneous distribution after oral administration. The absorption of the drug was not adversely affected by a food intake. No significant side effects were observed in all 16 patients. Judging from our clinical results, cefadroxil is considered one of the valuable cephalosporin antibiotics in the treatment of pediatric infections.
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The purpose of this study was to define the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) clearance kinetics, choroid plexus uptake, and parenchymal penetration of PEPT2 substrates in different regions of the brain after intracerebroventricular administration. To accomplish these objectives, we performed biodistribution studies using [(14)C]glycylsarcosine (GlySar) and [(3)H]cefadroxil, along with quantitative autoradiography of [(14)C]GlySar, in wild-type and Pept2 null mice. We found that PEPT2 deletion markedly reduced the uptake of GlySar and cefadroxil in choroid plexuses at 60 mins by 94% and 82% (P<0.001), respectively, and lowered their CSF clearances by about fourfold. Autoradiography showed that GlySar concentrations in the lateral, third, and fourth ventricle choroid plexuses were higher in wild-type as compared with Pept2 null mice (P<0.01). Uptake of GlySar by the ependymal-subependymal layer and septal region was higher in wild-type than in null mice, but the half-distance of penetration into parenchyma was significantly less in wild-type mice. The latter is probably because of the clearance of GlySar from interstitial fluid by brain cells expressing PEPT2, which stops further penetration. These studies show that PEPT2 knockout can significantly modify the spatial distribution of GlySar and cefadroxil (and presumably other peptides/mimetics and peptide-like drugs) in brain.
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Thirteen oral cephems (cefprozil, loracarbef, cefaclor, cefuroxime axetil, cefpodoxime proxetil, cefetamet pivoxil, cefixime, cefdinir, cefadroxil, cephradine, cephalexin, cefatrizine, and cefroxadine), the cephalosporin class representative cephalothin, cefazolin, and the macrolides erythromycin, clarithromycin, and azithromycin were compared for their antibacterial activities against 790 recent clinical isolates. These oral agents differed in their spectra and antibacterial potencies against community-acquired pathogens.
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We evaluated the dose-dependent (saturable) gastrointestinal absorption of cefatrizine, an aminocephalosporin transported by peptide carriers, in rats by a physiological mechanism-based approach to clarify its absorption characteristics and to examine the in vitro (in situ)-in vivo correlation in intestinal transport. With an increase in oral dose (mumol/5 ml/kg) from 5 (low) to 50 (high), the intestinal absorption rate constant (ka), which was estimated by analysis of gastrointestinal disposition, decreased markedly, from 0.301 to 0.056 min-1. This decrease was ascribable to the saturability of intestinal membrane transport, of which the concentration dependency in the perfused intestine was similar in extent to the dose dependency in ka. However, the apparent absorption rate constant (ka'), which was estimated by analysis of plasma concentrations after oral administration, decreased only modestly from 0.037 to 0.023 min-1. This was associated with the result that, at the low dose, ka' was far smaller than ka and comparable with k(g) (gastric emptying rate constant), suggesting gastric emptying-limited absorption. At the high dose, where intestinal cefatrizine absorption was less efficient, ka' was closer to ka than k(g). It was also observed that the bioavailability was close to unity, independent of dose, suggesting that the intestinal transit time is long enough to achieve complete absorption, even at the high dose, where intestinal cefatrizine absorption is less efficient. Thus, it was found that the effect of saturability in the intestinal transport of cefatrizine is apparently attenuated in its overall gastrointestinal absorption because of the involvement of gastric emptying and intestinal transit time as additional physiological factors to define absorption. It was also found that a scaling factor is required to correlate the intestinal membrane transport between in vitro (in situ) and in vivo, though this remains to be verified to be utilized for developing oral drug delivery strategies and optimizing oral drug therapy.
The pharmacokinetics of cefadroxil suspension were studied in 30 children, 13 months to 12 years of age (mean age, 5.7 years). Average peak concentrations in serum of 11 to 14 mug/ml and of 7 to 10 mug/ml after 15- and 10-mg/kg doses, respectively, were not substantially affected by the feeding status. The serum half-life values were 1.3 to 1.5 h. Cefadroxil was detected in saliva of all children 2 h after 15-mg/kg doses: the levels ranged from 0.17 to 2.6 mug/ml (mean, 0.46 mug/ml). The average concentrations in urine were 1,700 and 2,620 mug/ml at 0 to 2 and 2 to 4 h, respectively, after 15-mg/kg doses. In a randomized controlled study of 50 children with impetigo, cefadroxil was as effective as penicillin G in curing existing lesions and in preventing development of new lesions. Cefadroxil may be useful for therapy of mucocutaneous and urinary tract infections in infants and children.
Geometric mean of Cefadroxila/Cefamox 500 mg individual percent ratio was 103.97% for AUC(last), 104.08% for AUC(0-infinity) and 95.23% for C(max). The 90% confidence intervals (CI) were 98.14-110.16%, 98.37-110.12%, and 85.59-105.96%, respectively.
In our study, out of 449 Enterobacteriaceae strains isolated between 1985 and 1990, 16 strains (3 Proteus, 6 nontyphoidal Salmonella, 7 Escherichia coli) were resistant both to Ampicillin- Sulbactam and Amoxycillin-Clavulanic acid associations. The activity profiles of the beta-lactamases produced by these resistant strains are described. Sarcina lutea ATCC 9341 was used as test strain. The effect of the enzymatic filtrate against beta-lactam antibiotics: Ampicillin, Cloxacillin, Cefadroxil, Cefuroxime, Cefotaxime, Ceftriaxone, was followed up. The enzyme types were established according to the ability of inactivating the tested antibiotics. Penicillins and cephalosporins were inactivated by these enzymes, except for Carbenicillin and Oxacillin. These beta-lactamases were resistant to Sulbactam and Clavulanic acid. In the studied Salmonella strains they are plasmidic codified, demonstrating that they belong to a new beta-lactamase class.
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Bacterial resistance to the beta-lactam drugs is extremely widespread, as a result of extensive drug use. Loss of susceptibility is primarily attributable to hydrolysis by inactivating enzymes, namely the beta-lactamases. While the number of characterised beta-lactamases may exceed 100, only a few are a problem in the treatment of community-acquired infections (TEM-1, TEM-2, SHV-1, BRO-1). Chromosomally mediated and extended-spectrum beta-lactamases are usually dominant in nosocomial pathogens where oral antibiotic therapy is seldom used. Therefore, the threat posed by beta-lactamases must be considered in general practice. Several effective strategies have been implemented in order to overcome beta-lactamase-mediated resistance, e.g. use of non-beta-lactam drugs or beta-lactamase inhibitors. Another option has been the development of new beta-lactam compounds that possess a high intrinsic stability against the hydrolytic action of common beta-lactamases. Among these compounds, the oral third generation cephalosporins represent an important breakthrough. Cefetamet pivoxil, a new oral third generation cephalosporin, is characterised by excellent antimicrobial potency against Enterobacteriaceae, and Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis and Haemophilus influenzae, irrespective of their ability to produce beta-lactamases. The Gram-positive respiratory pathogens, Streptococcus pyogenes and penicillin-susceptible S. pneumoniae, are also satisfactorily covered. The activity of cefetamet has recently been corroborated in a survey conducted in Italy involving 4191 isolates. However, cefetamet shows no activity against enterococci, staphylococci, Listeria, alpha-streptococci, Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter and anaerobes. Given this antibacterial profile, cefetamet pivoxil may provide a useful alternative to other oral antibacterial agents in the empirical therapy of acute community-acquired respiratory and urinary tract infections. From the results of the Italian survey, cefetamet emerged as the only agent among those considered (which included cefuroxime, cefaclor, cefalexin, cefadroxil, ampicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, ampicillin/sulbactam, doxycycline, erythromycin and clindamycin) that might be selected as the drug of choice in the empirical therapy of outpatient infections.
Susceptibilities of 227 strains of 34 bacterial species to cefatrizine (CFT) were determined by the 2-fold agar dilution method in parallel with the diameter of inhibition zones by the single-disc method, under the experimental condition established by Kanazawa. The experiments demonstrated significant correlation between MIC by the dilution method and diameter of inhibition zone in each of conventional assay of the over-night (about 16 hours) incubation, delayed assay (about 24 hours incubation), and rapid assay (after 3-4 or 5-6 hours incubation), thus confirming applicability of the single-disc assay for CFT. Analysis of the data obtained by using CFT disc containing 30 micrograms revealed the primary regression equation to be: D (diameter, mm) = 25.6--9.6 log MIC (micrograms/ml) in conventional assay, D = 33.2--13.2 log MIC (micrograms/ml) in delayed assay, D = 15.8--4.7 log MIC (micrograms/ml) in 3-4 hours rapid assay and D = 20.2--7.0 log MIC (micrograms/ml) in 5-6 hours rapid assay, respectively. The range of variations in MICs estimated from the diameter of inhibition zone by the disc test was then calculated in comparison with that in MIC determined by the 2-fold agar dilution assays, as reference for the experimental errors which may be involved in the estimation of MIC of CFT by the single-disc assay.