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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Azithromycin is a new, long-acting azalide antibiotic that is active against Neisseria gonorrhoeae. A single oral dose of 1.0 g is effective against uncomplicated genital infection with Chlamydia trachomatis. GOAL OF THIS STUDY To compare the efficacy and tolerance of single-dose treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea with(More)
AMD3100 given with G-CSF has been shown to mobilize CD34+ cells in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), multiple myeloma (MM), and Hodgkin's disease (HD) patients who could not collect sufficient cells for autologous transplant following other mobilization regimens. These poor mobilizers are usually excluded from company-sponsored trials, but have been included in(More)
We describe two patients with complete homonymous hemianopia who were unaware of their visual field defects. The clinical impression of an optic tract syndrome was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging, which showed absence of the corresponding tract in each case. The pathogenesis of congenital absence of the optic tract is unclear but it could represent(More)
In a prospective, multicenter, double-blind study, the interval to clinical relapse in patients with acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis from whom a pretherapy pathogen was isolated was compared following treatment with ciprofloxacin or cefuroxime axetil. Clinical and microbiological responses at the end of therapy were secondary efficacy(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, there is no single-dose therapy that is effective in the treatment of urethral or endocervical infections with Chlamydia trachomatis. Azithromycin is a new azalide antibiotic that has substantial activity against C. trachomatis, is concentrated intracellularly, and has a long half-life in serum and tissue. METHODS We conducted a(More)
OBJECTIVE Two dosage regimens of cefdinir were compared with amoxicillin/clavulanate for the treatment of suppurative acute otitis media (AOM) in children. METHODS This was an investigator-blinded, randomized, comparative, multicenter trial, in which tympanocentesis was performed in 384 patients, ages 6 months to 12 years, who had nonrefractory AOM.(More)
A total of 167 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with oropharyngeal candidiasis were randomly assigned to receive 14 days of therapy with liquid suspension fluconazole (100 mg once daily) or liquid nystatin (500,000 U four times daily). At day 14, 87% of the fluconazole-treated patients were clinically cured, as opposed to 52% in the(More)
Theophylline-induced seizures have significant morbidity and mortality and are difficult to treat. Theophylline therapy for asthma has been observed to depress plasma pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) levels which may decrease gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) synthesis and thereby contribute to seizures. We hypothesized that treatment with pyridoxine might prove(More)
PURPOSE Bladder infections are very common in otherwise healthy women, and short-course antimicrobial treatment appears effective for many episodes of cystitis. This study reports the results of short-course ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a randomized, double-blind study of the(More)