Active substances: Azithromycin
Bacteriologic and clinical efficacy results are also presented from a noncomparative trial of i.
The comparator regimen was used as treatment for 201 patients; 105 were treated with cefuroxime alone and 96 were given cefuroxime plus erythromycin. Mean i.
The present comparative study demonstrates that initial therapy with i. Community-acquired pneumonia CAP is a serious health care problem in the United States, with an incidence estimated at 4 million cases annually 5. Accordingly, empiric antibiotic regimens are commonly chosen on the basis of the results of clinical trials.
Empiric therapy of CAP is usually directed against Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae, the most common pathogens identified in hospitalized adults with CAP.
Coverage of atypical pathogens such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila also has been recommended.
The 1993 American Thoracic Society ATS recommendations for empiric therapy of CAP are based on an understanding of the microbial etiology of CAP and the type of pathogen likely to be implicated with specific patient types and pneumonia severity 24.
ATS recommends that hospitalized patients with CAP receive therapy with an agent active against the typical organisms such as a beta-lactam—beta-lactamase inhibitor or an expanded- or broad-spectrum cephalosporin plus a macrolide when the atypical pathogens Legionella, Chlamydia, and Mycoplasma are suspected.
A combination of two drug classes provides coverage for the atypical pneumonia pathogens, which are not susceptible in vitro to beta-lactams, and for organisms such as S.
Azithromycin is a macrolide antibacterial agent with a chemical designation as an azalide because of a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom in the lactone ring.
This substitution confers upon azithromycin unique pharmacokinetic and antimicrobial properties 7, 19, 26 that have resulted in improved activity against a variety of pathogens that cause pneumonia 1 — 3, 29.
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