Treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive airways disease--a comparison of amoxycillin and ciprofloxacin.

@article{Basran1990TreatmentOA,
  title={Treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive airways disease--a comparison of amoxycillin and ciprofloxacin.},
  author={Gurnam S. Basran and Jacob Pulikotil Joseph and Abazareeza Mohd Abbas and Christopher C.W. Hughes and Glenn S. Tillotson},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={1990},
  volume={26 Suppl F},
  pages={
          19-24
        }
}
Ciprofloxacin and amoxycillin were compared in the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive airways disease. One hundred and forty patients were evaluable for overall outcome: 60 patients' sputum specimens yielded positive bacteriological cultures. The predominant pathogens were Haemophilus influenzae (43.3%) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (25.0%). Both regimens were safe and produced few adverse effects. An independent observer judged ciprofloxacin to produce a 91.8% success rate… CONTINUE READING
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