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Diffusion susceptibility tests with 30-micrograms cefadroxil disks and 30-micrograms cephalothin disks were evaluated. For both agents, the same zone size interpretive criteria were recommended (less than or equal to 14 mm for resistance and greater than or equal to 18 mm for susceptibility). Tests were performed with 904 bacterial isolates, and the data were examined to determine whether the two cephalosporins might be used interchangeably for purposes of in vitro susceptibility testing. When Haemophilus influenzae, Listeria monocytogenes, and methicillin-resistant staphylococci were evaluated, the two agents differed significantly. For testing other species, a cephalothin disk or cephalothin MIC could be used for predicting susceptibility or resistance to cefadroxil.
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A simple high performance liquid chromatographic method with ultraviolet detection at 229 nm is described for quantitation of amoxycillin in plasma. After deproteination of plasma samples with perchloric acid and adjustment of the pH to 4.9, the supernatant was injected onto a reversed phase C18 column, using acetonitrile:phosphate buffer (0.01 M, pH 7.4) (1:25 v/v) as the mobile phase. Amoxycillin and the internal standard, cefadroxil, were eluted at 23 min and 12 min, respectively, without interference from endogenous substances. Processed samples were stable for at least 24 h at room temperature which permitted automated batch processing overnight. Calibration plots of the amoxycillin to cefadroxil peak-height ratio vs. amoxycillin concentration were linear (P < 0.0001; r > or = 0.995) from 0.25 mg/L to at least 16.0 mg/L. Between-day and within-day imprecision (CV) ranged between 3.7% and 17.7%. Absolute recovery for amoxycillin and cefadroxil exceeded 82%. The application was demonstrated by the analysis of amoxycillin in human plasma after a single oral dose of amoxycillin (250 mg) suspension.
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We examined the effect of antibiotic therapy on the clinical course of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) pharyngitis in 260 children. After a throat culture had been obtained, each child was evaluated for the presence of predetermined signs and symptoms, and was then randomized in a double-blind manner to receive penicillin V, cefadroxil, or placebo. Of the 194 children with throat cultures positive for GABHS, 68 received penicillin V, 70 received cefadroxil, and 56 received placebo. Approximately 18 to 24 hours later, each patient returned for reevaluation. Significantly fewer children who had received either penicillin or cefadroxil had persistence of each of the three objective signs and each of the three subjective symptoms than did children who had received placebo. In addition, the evaluating physician, parents, and patients all believed that significantly fewer of the patients given antibiotic failed to demonstrate overall clinical improvement.
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A once-daily antibiotic regimen for group A β-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis (GABHS) could improve compliance and be effective in the prevention of rheumatic fever, a dangerous complication of untreated or poorly treated GABHS. Amoxicillin is ideal for once-daily dosing due to its low cost. Azithromycin, cefadroxil, ceftibuten, cefixime and extended release amoxicillin are also FDA approved to treat GABHS once daily; however, even when taken for short courses, these antibiotics are more expensive compared with a oncedaily dosing of conventional amoxicillin for 10 days. The American Heart Association recently recommended once-daily amoxicillin dosing when treating GABHS, and amoxicillin has been proven to be effective when dosed once daily, with no obvious disadvantage compared with twice-daily dosing or with conventional penicillin treatment 3 to 4 times daily.
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To evaluate the effect of foal age on the pharmacokinetics of cefadroxil, five foals were administered cefadroxil in a single intravenous dose (5 mg/kg) and a single oral dose (10 or 20 mg/kg) at ages of 0.5, 1, 2, 3 and 5 months. Pharmacokinetic parameters of terminal elimination rate constant (beta(po)), oral mean residence time (MRTpo), mean absorption time (MAT), rate constant for oral absorption (Ka), bioavailability F, peak serum concentrations (Cmax) and time of peak concentration (tmax), were evaluated in a repeated measures analysis over dose. Across animal ages, parameters for the intravenous dose did not change significantly over animal age (P > or = 0.05). Mean values +/- SEM were: beta(IV) = 0.633 +/- 0.038 h-1; Cl = 0.316 +/- 0.010 L/kg/h; Vc = 0.196 +/- 0.008 L/kg; Varea = 0.526 +/- 0.024 L/kg; VSS = 0.374 +/- 0.014 L/kg; MRTiv = 1.22 +/- 0.07 h; Kel = 1.67 +/- 0.08 h-1. Following oral administration, drug absorption became faster with age (P < 0.05), as reflected by MRTpo, MAT, Ka and tmax. However, oral bioavailability (+/- SE) declined significantly (P < 0.05) from 99.6 +/- 3.69% at 0.5 months to 14.5 +/- 1.40% at 5 months of age. To evaluate a dose effect on the pharmacokinetic parameters, a series of oral doses (5, 10, 20 and 40 mg/kg) were administered to these foals at 1 month of age. beta(po) (0.548 +/- 0.023 h-1) and F (68.26 +/- 2.43%) were not affected significantly by the size of the dose. Cmax was approximately doubled with each two-fold increase in dose: 3.15 +/- 0.15, 5.84 +/- 0.48, 12.17 +/- 0.93 and 19.71 +/- 2.19 micrograms/mL. Dose-dependent kinetics were observed in MRTpo, MAT, Ka and tmax.
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This randomized, blinded, comparator-controlled, multinational trial compared the efficacy and safety of linezolid and cefadroxil for treatment of uncomplicated skin/skin structure infections in pediatric patients. Children ages 5 to 11 years were to receive linezolid suspension [10 mg/kg (up to 600 mg)] or cefadroxil suspension [15 mg/kg (up to 500 mg)] every 12 h. Patients ages 12 to 17 years were to receive linezolid tablets (600 mg) or cefadroxil capsules (500 mg) every 12 h. Therapy lasted 10 to 21 consecutive days with a follow-up visit 10 to 21 days posttherapy.
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In the 4 studies 958 patients were included in the intent-to-treat analysis. In the linezolid vs. cefadroxil study (Study III), the most common AEs in patients treated with linezolid were diarrhea (7.8%), headache (6.5%) and upper respiratory tract infection (3.7%). In the linezolid vs. vancomycin study (Study IV), the most common AEs in the linezolid group were fever (14.1%), diarrhea (10.8%) and vomiting (9.4%). The most common drug-related AEs for linezolid in all 4 studies were diarrhea, vomiting, loose stools and nausea. None of these common AEs or drug-related AEs occurred more frequently in patients treated with linezolid than in those in the comparator group.
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A cross-over study was utilized to compare the pharmacokinetics of 500 mg cefadroxil administered intravenously and orally in solution, suspension, and in capsule form, and to calculate its bioavailability. The antibiotic was administered to four healthy volunteers on whom four experiments were carried out. Cefadroxil was determined in serum and in urine using a microbiologic plate diffusion method. Administered intravenously the antibiotic follows a two-compartment open kinetic model, whereas orally administered, its mode is that of a single-compartment model. There are no statistically significant differences between the parameters defining the elimination of the antibiotic in the four groups studied.
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A total of 1979 invitations to participate in the survey were sent, and 253 responses were received during the 4-month study period. Of respondents, 81% were in private practice. Respondents averaged 21 ± 9 years in practice, and 34 ± 50 implant-based breast reconstructions were performed per year. A majority of surgeons used chlorhexidine to prepare the surgical site (52%), a triple antibiotic soak for the implant prior to placement (50%) and povidone-iodine for implant pocket irrigation (44%). A no-touch technique utilizing the Keller funnel was adopted by 69% of surgeons. Regarding antibiotic use in the postoperative period, first-generation cephalosporins (eg, cephalexin, cefadroxil) were used by a majority of surgeons (84%), and the most common duration was until drain removal (45%).