The aim of our study was to verify if the empiric therapy with a single dose of 3 g fosfomycin tromethamine in patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) was able to clinically resolveand to microbiologically eradicate the infection. A total of 387 out of the 400 patients (274 cases with acute and 113 cases with recurrent uncomplicated UTIs) were enrolled in the clinical study. Clinical and microbiological assessments were performed before and at 8-10 days after the administration. At follow-up high clinical recovery (88.9%) and bacteriological (94.9%) eradication rates were achieved. Gastrointestinal side effects were found in only 4.3% of patients. In conclusion, a single-dose administration regimen of fosfomycin tromethamine should be encouraged as a first choice of drug therapy for uncomplicated UTIs.
|Titolo:||Fosfomycin tromethamine in uncomplicated urinary tract infections: a clinical study|
MATTINA, ROBERTO (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||Antibiotic resistance; Fosfomycin; Urinary pathogens; Urinary tract infection, uncomplicated|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/07 - Microbiologia e Microbiologia Clinica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mag-2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1159/000085625|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|