Simple jQuery Dropdowns
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: A prospective, randomized, double dummy, placebo-controlled trial of oral cefditoren pivoxil 400mg once daily as switch therapy after intravenous ceftriaxone in the treatment of acute pyelonephritis
Authors: Teerapong Monmaturapoj
Preecha Montakantikul
Piroon Mootsikapun
Pramote Tragulpiankit
Mahidol University
Khon Kaen University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2012
Citation: International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Vol.16, No.12 (2012)
Abstract: Objectives: To compare the clinical and bacteriological effectiveness of intravenous (IV) ceftriaxone followed by oral cefditoren pivoxil or IV ceftriaxone for acute pyelonephritis. Methods: A prospective randomized controlled trial of patients with a presumptive diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis was performed. Daily 2. g IV ceftriaxone was initially given to all patients. After day 3, patients who satisfied the criteria for switch therapy were randomized to either group A (IV ceftriaxone) or group B (oral cefditoren pivoxil 400. mg once daily). Results: Eighty-two patients were enrolled; 41 (50%) patients in group A and 41 (50%) patients in group B were evaluated. There was no statistically significant difference in baseline characteristics between the two groups. Clinical cure was observed in 39 of 41 (95.1%) patients in group A and 41 of 41 (100%) patients in group B (p=0.15, 95% confidence interval (CI) -0.12 to 0.02). Urine bacteriological eradication was found in 63.4% in group A and 60% in group B (p=0.75, 95% CI -0.18 to 0.25). There was no statistically significant difference in adverse effects between the two treatment groups. Conclusion: These data suggest that IV ceftriaxone followed by oral cefditoren pivoxil is highly effective and well-tolerated for the treatment of acute pyelonephritis, even for uropathogens with a high proportion of quinolone-resistant strains. © 2012 International Society for Infectious Diseases.
ISSN: 18783511
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.