Comparative Study of Ertapenem Versus Another Antibiotic in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections in Adults (0826-034)
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A Prospective, Multicenter, Double-Blind With In-House Blinding, Randomized, Comparative Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability, of Ertapenem Versus Piperacillin/Tazobactam in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections in Adults.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Type 1 or 2 Diabetes Mellitus treated with diet or medication
Clinically or microbiologically documented foot infection below the knee
Osteomyelitic bone must be removed within 48 hours of study entry
Uncomplicated skin infections
Infected burn wounds
Wounds with gangrene that cannot be removed with debridement
Infections of prosthetic materials
Foreign materials that can not be removed by surgical debridement
Patients with another antibiotic 3 days prior to enrollment without evidence of treatment failure and presence of a positive culture
Insufficient blood flow to the limb requiring a revascularization procedure