Telithromycin: in the Treatment of Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis in Adult Outpatients With COPD
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A Multicenter, Multinational, Randomized, DB Controlled Study of the Efficacy & Safety of Oral Telithromycin 800 mg Once QD for 5 Days vs Azithromycin in the Treatment of Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis in Adult Outpatients With COPD.
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Principal efficacy criterion: clinical outcome - Main secondary efficacy criteria: − Bacteriological response at TOC visit; − Time to relapse up to 6 months after inclusion. [ Time Frame: At TOC visit (Day 17-Day 21). ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
45 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adult outpatients, either sex, aged 45 years or older.
Patients with a documented history of chronic bronchitis with a basal FEV1 <70% and >35% made in the previous 12 months and who had had at least one or more AEBC in the previous year and with FEV1/FVC <70% (lung function tests made in the previous 12 months).
Patients with a clinical diagnosis of acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis presumably due to bacterial infection based on all of the following signs and symptoms of AECB: increased sputum purulence, and at least 1 of the 2 following signs and symptoms (increased dyspnea, increased sputum volume).
Patients with negative chest radiography (posterior/anterior and lateral views) to rule out a pneumonia within 48 hours before initiation of study medication or at the latest 24 hours after initiation of study medication (it was necessary to not include patients with pneumonia associated with AECB).
Patients with sputum specimens collected at inclusion for gram stain and bacteriological culture.
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