To Evaluate the Treatment Effect of an Anti-Infective Agent for Complicated Infections (0826-053)
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Male or female patients, 18 years of age or older
Patients present with at least two of the following signs and symptom:
fever (temperature> 38c or < 36c)
heart rate > 90 beats/min)
respiratory rate> 20 breaths/min)
high white blood cell count > 12,000/ul or >10% bands)
Patient has a history of allergy or hypersensitivity (anaphylaxis) or serious adverse reaction to ertapenem or any carbapenem
Patient has a poor chance of survival for more than 14 days.
Patient has an apache ii score > 15 (see attachment 3.
Patient has an infection caused by pathogens resistant to ertapenem
The patient requires antibiotics other than ertapenem (such as: glycopeptides, macrolides or antifungal agents)