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The objective of the present study was to investigate the potential bactericidal activity of amoxicillin-clavulanate against beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli strains and to elucidate the extent to which enzyme production affects the activity. Six adult Yucatan miniature pigs received a single intravenous dose of 1.1 g of amoxicillin-clavulanate as an intravenous infusion over 30 min. The pharmacokinetic parameters were determined for the serum samples and compared to the published data for humans (2.2-g intravenous dose). The parameters were comparable for the two species, and therefore, the miniature pig constitutes a good model for pharmacodynamic study of amoxicillin-clavulanate. Therefore, the model was used in an ex vivo pharmacodynamic study of amoxicillin-clavulanate against four strains of Escherichia coli producing beta-lactamases at different levels. The E. coli strains were cultured with serial dilutions (1:2 to 1:256) of the serum samples from the pharmacokinetic study, and the number of surviving bacteria was determined after 1, 3, and 6 h of exposure. Amoxicillin-clavulanate at concentrations less than the MIC and the minimal bactericidal concentration had marked bactericidal potency against the strain that produced low levels of penicillinase. For high-level or intermediate-level beta-lactamase-producing strains, the existence of a clavulanate concentration threshold of 1.5 to 2 micro g/ml, below which there was no bactericidal activity, was demonstrated. The index of surviving bacteria showed the existence of mixed concentration- and time-dependent actions of amoxicillin (in the presence of clavulanate) which varied as a function of the magnitude of beta-lactamase production by the test strains. This study shows the effectiveness of amoxicillin-clavulanate against low- and intermediate-level penicillinase-producing strains of E. coli. These findings are to be confirmed in a miniature pig experimental infection model.
Rising levels of resistance amongst the major respiratory pathogens have compromised empiric antimicrobial therapy. This, coupled with a recent lack in availability of novel classes of antibacterials, has led to a need for new approaches to combat community respiratory tract infections. Bacteriological and clinical efficacy in two trials involving patients with acute bacterial sinusitis and six trials of patients with community-acquired pneumonia has shown that the development of a pharmacokinetically enhanced formulation of amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin SR, available as Augmentin XR in the USA) has allowed amoxicillin/clavulanate to retain its place in the treatment of respiratory tract infections today.
(1) Oral cefpodoxime, a third-generation cephalosporin, has a reduced treatment duration for recurrent pharyngitis; but this is based on a single unblinded trial. (2) At the end of the 5-day treatment during the trial, the clinical efficacy of cefpodoxime was no different from that of a 10-day course of penicillin V or the amoxicillin + clavulanate combination. (3) The relapse rate at 6 months is uninterpretable because many patients were lost to follow-up and were not included in the statistical analysis. To our knowledge the second indication granted for cefpodoxime, chronic tonsillitis, has not been validated in clinical trials. (4) Trivialising cefpodoxime may induce antibiotic resistance.
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Two review authors independently identified the trials for inclusion in the review, and extracted data. We calculated the risk ratio (RR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) for comparing binary outcomes between the groups and planned to calculated the mean difference (MD) with 95% CI for comparing continuous outcomes. We planned to perform meta-analysis using both a fixed-effect model and a random-effects model. We performed intention-to-treat analysis whenever possible.
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Nine patients (69.2%) with BC and 10 patients (76.9%) with MM progressed towards a complete clinical remission (CR) in a mean healing time of 183.3 days [SD: 113.7; 95% confidence interval (CI): 95.95-207.7] and 372.0 days (SD: 308.0; 95% CI: 151.7-592.3) (P = 0.776), respectively. The clinical improvement was statistically significant (P = 0.0013 and P = 0.0014), as well as the assessment of pain (P = 0.0015 and P = 0.0015), in MM and BC group, respectively. Cox regression analysis revealed that just triggering events (P = 0.036) were found to be significant predictors of outcome of BRONJ healing.
Forty-two isolates of Enterococcus faecalis and 56 isolates of Enterococcus faecium, including 8 vancomycin-resistant strains, were examined for comparative susceptibility to 27 antimicrobial drugs with the agar dilution method, employing Mueller-Hinton (MHA), Iso-Sensitest (ISTA), and Wilkins-Chalgren (WCA) agar. The Bauer-Kirby agar disk diffusion method was used to comparatively test 24 of the agents in parallel. The enterococci yielded better growth on ISTA and WCA. However, WCA completely antagonized co-trimoxazole and, though less, fosfomycin. Importantly, WCA slightly reduced the activities of teicoplanin (minimal inhibitory concentrations, MICs, raised up to twofold) and vancomycin (MICs raised two- to fourfold) against enterococci and staphylococcal quality control strains. Therefore, WCA was judged unsuitable for susceptibility testing of enterococci. For E. faecalis no discrepancies between agar dilution MICs and inhibition zone diameters were encountered with augmentin, ampicillin, ampicillin-sulbactam, chloramphenicol, mupirocin, oxacillin, teicoplanin, and co-trimoxazole. Overall, MHA yielded fewer very major (category I) and major (category II) discrepancies than ISTA. However, numerous minor (category III), slight (category IV), minimal (category V), and/or negligible (category VI) discrepancies were encountered with ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, erythromycin, fosfomycin, fusidic acid, meropenem, ofloxacin and rifampin. With respect to E. faecium, only cefotaxime, mupirocin, oxacillin, and teicoplanin yielded nondiscrepant results. Several very major (I) and major (II) discrepancies were observed with augmentin, ampicillin, ampicillin-sulbactam, doxycycline, fusidic acid, imipenem, and penicillin G. Minor discrepancies (categories III-VI) were particularly numerous with augmentin, chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, and piperacillin. The largest numbers of negligible (VI) discrepancies were noted with fosfomycin, fusidic acid, and ofloxacin. It is recommended to test one cephalosporin (cefuroxime or the like) in parallel for educational purposes and to exclude fosfomycin, fusidic acid, and rifampin from test batteries because of the wide scatter of test results. The large number of minimal (V) discrepancies of ciprofloxacin against E. faecalis, the numerous minor (III) and slight (IV) discrepancies of chloramphenicol against E. faecium, and the not insignificant number of very major (I) and minor (III) discrepancies observed with meropenem against isolates of E. faecalis necessitated proposals for new disk intermediate susceptibility criteria.
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There was very little good quality evidence. Four studies were included, all of them investigating different interventions and therefore a meta-analysis was not possible. Only one study demonstrated a significant difference. Oral amoxicillin clavulanate was compared to placebo in 79 patients. The odds of having a discharge persisting eight days after starting treatment was 0.19 (95% CI 0.07 to 0.49) . The number needed to treat to achieve that benefit is 2.5. Participants in both arms of this study also received daily aural toilet. The results will therefore not be applicable to most settings including primary care. No significant benefit was shown in the two studies investigating steroids (oral prednisolone with oral amoxicillin clavulanate and topical dexamethasone with topical ciprofloxacin ear drops), or the one study comparing an antibiotic-steroid combination (Otosporin(R)) drops versus spray (Otomize(R)) (although more patients preferred the spray form).
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Within the framework of a national multicentric study between 1989 and 1992, 118 strains of betalactamase producing Haemophilus influenzae were isolated. Biotyping demonstrated the predominance of biotypes I, II and III, with 22, 36 and 24% of the strains, respectively. Encapsulated strains accounted for 13% of the total; all, but one, were serotype b. The antimicrobial susceptibility test (dilution method) of the 118 ampicillin--resistant strains showed: 33.9% resistance to tetracycline, 29.7% to chloramphenicol, 10.2% to erythromycin, 9.3% to trimethoprim, 0.8% to rifampicin, and 29.7% of multiresistance. All strains were susceptible to augmentin, cefotaxime, ceftriaxone and ceprofloxacin. Ninety strains were screened for resistant plasmids. A large plasmid (30-50 Mdal) was isolated in 38.9% of the strains and a small plasmid (3-4.4 Mdal) in 10%. No plasmid was found in 51% of the strains. Isoelectric focusing of 54 beta-lactamases showed that all were type TEM-1 (pI = 5.4), with the exception of one, which was type TEM-2 (pI = 5.6).
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In this comparative evaluation of fluoroquinolone therapy in children with AOM, gatifloxacin was similar in clinical efficacy to amoxicillin/clavulanate 45/6.4 mg/kg/d for treatment of recurrent/nonresponsive infections.
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In a phase IV, investigator-blinded, parallel-group, randomized, multicenter study, parents or legal guardians were asked to complete the Otitis Parent Questionnaire (OPQ) 12-14 days after the first dose of cefdinir or amoxicillin/clavulanate oral suspensions. Responses in each of the outcome domains were analyzed using non-parametric statistical analysis.