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Clinical efficacy of amoxycillin/clavulanate in laparoscopically confirmed salpingitis


Obwegeser, J; Kunz, J; Wust, J; Schar, G; Steiner, R; Buchi, W (1989). Clinical efficacy of amoxycillin/clavulanate in laparoscopically confirmed salpingitis. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 24(suppl B):165-176.

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To test the efficacy and safety of amoxycillin/clavulanate (Augmenting 102 hospital patients with laparoscopically confirmed acute salpingitis were treated with paren-teral amoxycillin/clavulanate (l.2g qid for three days) followed by oral amoxycillin/ clavulanate (two tablets of 625 mg tid for a further six days). Bacteriological samples were obtained from the cervix uteri and the pouch of Douglas. One hundred patients were assessable for clinical outcome using several variables including pain scores. Amoxycillin/clavulanate alone was effective in 95 patients (95%). Three patients (3%) responded to amoxycillin/clavulanate with marked improvement but another antibiotic was subsequently added to their treatment regimen. Treatment failed in two patients. At follow-up two weeks after hospital discharge, three patients (3.8%) had relapsed or were re-infected. Adverse drug events included one case of drug fever, one case of rash and one case of severe diarrhoea. Treatment was stopped in all three cases. Gastrointestinal reactions, mainly mild diarrhoea, were seen in 31 patients. No clinically relevant changes in haematological or clinical chemical indices were attributable to the amoxycillin/clavulanate treatment. We conclude that amoxycillin/clavulanate is a clinically effective and safe treatment for acute salpingitis

Abstract

To test the efficacy and safety of amoxycillin/clavulanate (Augmenting 102 hospital patients with laparoscopically confirmed acute salpingitis were treated with paren-teral amoxycillin/clavulanate (l.2g qid for three days) followed by oral amoxycillin/ clavulanate (two tablets of 625 mg tid for a further six days). Bacteriological samples were obtained from the cervix uteri and the pouch of Douglas. One hundred patients were assessable for clinical outcome using several variables including pain scores. Amoxycillin/clavulanate alone was effective in 95 patients (95%). Three patients (3%) responded to amoxycillin/clavulanate with marked improvement but another antibiotic was subsequently added to their treatment regimen. Treatment failed in two patients. At follow-up two weeks after hospital discharge, three patients (3.8%) had relapsed or were re-infected. Adverse drug events included one case of drug fever, one case of rash and one case of severe diarrhoea. Treatment was stopped in all three cases. Gastrointestinal reactions, mainly mild diarrhoea, were seen in 31 patients. No clinically relevant changes in haematological or clinical chemical indices were attributable to the amoxycillin/clavulanate treatment. We conclude that amoxycillin/clavulanate is a clinically effective and safe treatment for acute salpingitis

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > Pharmacology
Health Sciences > Microbiology (medical)
Health Sciences > Infectious Diseases
Health Sciences > Pharmacology (medical)
Language:English
Date:1 January 1989
Deposited On:17 Oct 2018 14:47
Last Modified:15 Apr 2021 14:49
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0305-7453
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/24.suppl_b.165

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