A four-month gatifloxacin-containing regimen for treating tuberculosis.

@article{Merle2014AFG,
  title={A four-month gatifloxacin-containing regimen for treating tuberculosis.},
  author={Corinne S C Merle and Katherine M. Fielding and Omou Bah Sow and Martin Gninafon and Mame Bocar Lo and Thuli Mthiyane and Joseph A Odhiambo and Evans Inyangala Amukoye and Boubacar Billo Bah and Ferdinand Kassa and Abdoulaye. N'Diaye and Roxana Rustomjee and Bouke Catherine de Jong and John Wesley Horton and Christian Perronne and Charalambos Sismanidis and Olivier Lapujade and Piero Olliaro and Christian Lienhardt},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={371 17},
  pages={
          1588-98
        }
}
BACKGROUND Shortening the course of treatment for tuberculosis would be a major improvement for case management and disease control. This phase 3 trial assessed the efficacy and safety of a 4-month gatifloxacin-containing regimen for treating rifampin-sensitive pulmonary tuberculosis. METHODS We conducted a noninferiority, randomized, open-label, controlled trial involving patients 18 to 65 years of age with smear-positive, rifampin-sensitive, newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis in five… CONTINUE READING
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