Active Ingredient: Ciprofloxacin
In the case of more than one pre-treatment causative pathogen, each bacterial isolate was evaluated separately and the bacteriological response of a patient was assessed as the worst bacteriological outcome for each of the causative organisms.
Microbiological responses of eradication, presumed eradication, eradication with colonization or colonization at follow-up assessment were combined as overall bacteriological success, in all of these cases, the original infection had been eradicated.
Safety assessments Adverse events were recorded at each visit and assessed with regard to seriousness, severity, event causality e. No laboratory tests were required by the study protocol. Statistical analysis The primary objective of this trial was to determine whether the clinical success rates of the 500 mg tds and 1 g bd dosage regimens were equivalent at end of therapy.
The primary efficacy endpoint was the clinical response at the end-of-therapy visit; secondary efficacy endpoints were the bacteriological response at end of therapy and the clinical recurrence rate at follow-up.
Patients who were not evaluated at the end of therapy were regarded as treatment failures. The per-protocol PP subgroup was defined as those patients who remained in the study at each scheduled time-point, did not violate the protocol in any way liable to influence the efficacy outcome, had a valid evaluation of efficacy and were compliant with the treatment regimen i.
All determinations of evaluability were made before unblinding. The disposition of study patients evaluable for clinical efficacy and microbiological efficacy is shown in the Figure.
Compliance was monitored by tracking trial medication usage at the end-of-therapy visit for 173 patients in the bd group and 174 in the tds group.
The most common microorganisms isolated at baseline are listed in Table II.
No strain of M. All S. Compliance was high in both treatment groups: 158 patients 91.
In the subset of 219 patients evaluable for clinical and microbiological efficacy, the clinical success rates at the end of therapy were 87. In both treatment groups, there was a marked reduction at the end of therapy in the severity of the initial clinical symptoms of AECB Table IV.
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Breast of clinical improvement at follow-up assessed the potential or presence of clinical recurrence defined as: considered cured or improved at least of therapy with known signs and symptoms of chronic exacerbation at which time between the end of infection and follow-up visits.
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