Telithromycin, Treating Adult Outpatients With Mild to Moderate Community-acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in High Bacterial Resistance Areas
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Demonstrate efficacy of telithromycin over single-agent oral antibiotics usually prescribed by local guidelines ("usual care") for treating adult outpatients with mild to moderate community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in high bacterial resistance areas.
To compare the effect of telithromycin versus "usual care" on the total symptoms score of pneumonia and on health outcomes, in CAP adult outpatients at the end of therapy visit. [ Time Frame: (Days 8-11) ]
Secondary Outcome Measures
For health outcomes at the test of cure visit; e.g. additional LRTI-related antibiotic use, LRTI related hospitalization with length of stay and LRTI related office visit/emergency room visit. [ Time Frame: (Days 17-21) ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adult outpatients with mild to moderate CAP. Diagnosis of CAP was based on the presence of fever and/or hyperleucocytosis and the new and sudden onset of at least two clinical signs and symptoms of pneumonia (cough, dyspnea or tachypnea, chills, pleuritic chest pain, purulent sputum or change in sputum character, auscultatory findings). Clinical diagnosis of CAP had to be confirmed by chest X-ray findings (e.g. presence of presumably new infiltrate). Specimens for microbiological documentation had to be collected within 24 hours prior to enrollment.