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Infants and young children, especially those in day care, are at risk for recurrent or persistent acute otitis media (AOM). There are no data on oral alternatives to high-dose amoxicillin-clavulanate for treating AOM in these high-risk patients. In this double-blind, double-dummy multicenter clinical trial, we compared a novel, high-dose azithromycin regimen with high-dose amoxicillin-clavulanate for treatment of children with recurrent or persistent AOM. Three hundred four children were randomized; 300 received either high-dose azithromycin (20 mg/kg of body weight once a day for 3 days) or high-dose amoxicillin-clavulanate (90 mg/kg divided twice a day for 10 days). Tympanocentesis was performed at baseline; clinical response was assessed at day 12 to 16 and day 28 to 32. Two-thirds of patients were aged < or =2 years. A history of recurrent, persistent, or recurrent plus persistent AOM was noted in 67, 18, and 14% of patients, respectively. Pathogens were isolated from 163 of 296 intent-to-treat patients (55%). At day 12 to 16, clinical success rates for azithromycin and amoxicillin-clavulanate were comparable for all patients (86 versus 84%, respectively) and for children aged < or =2 years (85 versus 79%, respectively). At day 28 to 32, clinical success rates for azithromycin were superior to those for amoxicillin-clavulanate for all patients (72 versus 61%, respectively; P = 0.047) and for those aged < or =2 years (68 versus 51%, respectively; P = 0.017). Per-pathogen clinical efficacy against Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae was comparable between the two regimens. The rates of treatment-related adverse events for azithromycin and amoxicillin-clavulanate were 32 and 42%, respectively (P = 0.095). Corresponding compliance rates were 99 and 93%, respectively (P = 0.018). These data demonstrate the efficacy and safety of high-dose azithromycin for treating recurrent or persistent AOM.
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Overall, a high resistance was observed for beta-lactam antibiotics. In addition, a high resistance was noted for ceftazidime with A. baumannii species (n=16, 77%). However, for quinolones, the highest resistance to ciprofloxacin was observed for E. coli, A. baumannii, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and K. pneumoniae.
Concentrations of amoxycillin/clavulanic acid achievable in the respiratory tract following oral dosage were assessed for in-vitro activity against beta-lactamase-producing strains of Branhamella catarrhalis and Haemophilus influenzae. In agar-dilution studies, 8 mg amoxycillin/l was required to inhibit 45 strains of beta-lactamase-producing B. catarrhalis, whereas all the strains were inhibited by 0.5 mg amoxycillin/l in the presence of 0.01 mg clavulanic acid/l. Similarly, 0.1 mg amoxycillin plus 0.05 mg clavulanic acid/l were bactericidal against beta-lactamase-producing strain of B. catarrhalis and prevented regrowth within 24 h. In tests against 43 beta-lactamase-producing strains of H. influenzae, concentrations of up to 128 mg amoxycillin/l were required for inhibition, whereas 32 strains (75%) were fully sensitive to amoxycillin (MIC 0.5 mg/l) in the presence of 0.12 mg clavulanic acid/l. These concentrations of amoxycillin/clavulanic acid were also bactericidal for a beta-lactamase-producing strain of H. influenzae. The study therefore showed that amoxycillin/clavulanic acid, at concentrations similar to those likely to be achieved in the respiratory tract following oral dosage, was bactericidal in vitro for beta-lactamase-producing isolates of B.catarrhalis and H. influenzae.
Forty one children and adolescents (mean age 11.9 years) with chronic osteomyelitis that were not previously managed surgically were prospectively studied during a 5-year period in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. All cases were managed by sequestrectcomy of curretage and local muscle flap implantation into the space so created. Preoperative care in this series included blood transfusion for anaemic patients and augmentin (amoxycillin and clavulanic acid) while definitive antibiotic therapy depended on the antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas species which were the predominant bacterial isolates. Overall, the incidence of wound dehiscence and recurrence of chronic osteomyelitis were low (19.5%), and complete healing of all cases occurred by two years of follow-up. The major complications were joint stiffness, limb shortening and pathological fractures.
A prospective study was carried out in 43 hospitalized patients with respiratory or other serious bacterial infections requiring intravenous antibiotic therapy to assess the efficacy and tolerance of amoxycillin/clavulanic acid ('Augmentin'). After bacteriological and laboratory investigations patients were started on 1 g amoxycillin plus 200 mg clavulanic acid intravenously every 8 hours for the first 3 days and then were treated orally at the same dosage. Duration of treatment varied according to the type and severity of the infection, with a minimum of 10 days. Efficacy of treatment was evaluated by the clinical response, judged by the resolution of signs and symptoms of infection. The results showed that there was a clinical cure rate of 88.4%. Local tolerance was excellent and there were few side-effects reported. Six patients experienced vomiting which led to the withdrawal of treatment in 1 patient.
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Sixty-three Staphylococcus aureus isolates with a wide distribution in quantitative beta-lactamase production were tested in vitro against amoxycillin and penicillin in combination with clavulanic acid to establish the influence of total amount of beta-lactamase present on the ability of clavulanic acid to protect against beta-lactamase degradation. The beta-lactamase stability of cefuroxime and dicloxacillin was also evaluated. MIC was determined by agar dilution using Mueller-Hinton agar with both a conventional as well as a 100 times higher inoculum. The strains were tested both with and without induction of the beta-lactamase production. Clavulanic acid was highly effective in protecting against beta-lactamase degradation of both penicillin and amoxycillin. Even when using a high inoculum of strains with induced beta-lactamase production, all strains had MICs below the NCCLS breakpoint of 4/2 mg/l for amoxycillin-clavulanic acid. Both cefuroxime and dicloxacillin were highly stable against staphylococcal beta-lactamase degradation. This study encourages further in vivo evaluation of amoxycillin-clavulanic acid for severe staphylococcal infections.
Educational outreach visits were undertaken, tailored to barriers to change, 14 practices receiving visits for reducing selected antibiotics and 14 for improving antidepressant prescribing.
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While alanine aminotransferase (ALT) testing remains the workhorse of biochemical monitoring, it only detects hepatic injury after it has occurred and, therefore, is not a true predictor. The utility and shortcomings of ALT and other liver tests are reviewed along with a synopsis of several other candidate biomarkers that are being studied. In addition, we review the recent data supporting testing for genetic predisposition to DILI and how identifying clinical risk factors may translate into better means for preventing DILI.