Terrance O. Kurtz

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Two-hundred nine patients with symptoms of acute urinary tract infection and pyuria were randomized to 400 mg of administered norfloxacin twice daily for three days, or 800 mg of sulfamethoxazole and 160 mg of trimethoprim administered twice daily for ten days. Therapeutic outcome was assessed five to nine days and four to six weeks after treatment. The(More)
The in vitro synergistic activities of moxalactam, cefoperazone, or cefotaxime in combination with amikacin or piperacillin were compared against aminoglycoside-susceptible and aminoglycoside-resistant isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens by the checkerboard agar dilution method. All antimicrobial combinations demonstrated some(More)
Moxalactam, a novel beta-lactam antimicrobial agent in which oxygen has replaced sulfur in the six-membered ring of the conventional cephem nucleus, has in vitro activity against almost all commonly isolated bacterial pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus, the Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacteroides fragilis, and Haemophilus influenzae.(More)
BACKGROUND AND DESIGN This multicenter trial (19 sites) was initiated in 1984 in more than 1100 immunocompetent individuals with a history of frequently recurring genital herpes (mean, > or = 12 episodes per year). The first year of this suppressive therapy trial was placebo controlled, with acyclovir being provided for episodic treatment in both groups.(More)
Sixty-five episodes of nosocomial infections of the blood, lungs, urinary tract, soft tissues, bones, or central nervous system were treated with intravenous moxalactam (3-12 g per day). Bacteremia was documented in 21 patients. Despite the severely compromised condition of many patients, 80% of the infections responded satisfactorily, as defined by(More)
An unusual case is reported of a patient with spastic paraparesis who was found to have severe spinal arachnoiditis due to Coccidioides immitis. Despite an obstructive hydrocephalus and a spinal subarachnoid block, the patient was treated effectively with surgery (shunting) and antifungal therapy (amphotericin and ketoconazole). He remains asymptomatic 3(More)
In Year 1 of this two-year trial, patients with six or more genital herpes recurrences in the past year received suppressive treatment with either acyclovir, 400 mg, or placebo, orally twice daily for one year, and physician-documented recurrences were treated with open-labeled acyclovir, 200 mg, orally five times per day for five days (acute treatment). In(More)
The in vitro activities of four new beta-lactam antimicrobial agents (moxalactam, cefotaxime, cefoperazone, and piperacillin) and the aminoglycosides against 744 recent clinical isolates of facultative gram-negative bacilli were compared simultaneously by the agar dilution method. The major in vitro difference of these newer beta-lactam compounds appeared(More)
This study presents data relative to the efficacy and safety following the continuous use of oral acyclovir in the treatment of genital herpes over a 5-year period. In this study, 1,146 patients (53% males; 47% females) were originally enrolled. These included patients with a history of frequently recurring genital herpes (mean > 12 episodes per year).(More)