Ertapenem Sodium vs. Piperacillin/Tazobactam in the Treatment of Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections (0826-037)
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This study is designed to compare the efficacy of ertapenem and piperacillin/tazobactam with respect to the clinical response in baseline microbiologically evaluable patients; and to evaluate the tolerability and safety of ertapenem compared to piperacillin/tazobactam.
A Prospective, Multicenter, Double-Blind With In-House Blinding, Randomized, Comparative Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Ertapenem Sodium Versus Piperacillin/Tazobactam in the Treatment of Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections in Hospitalized Adults
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In microbiologically evaluable patients, ertapenem will be at least as effective as piperacillin/tazobactam at the 2-weeks post-treatment Early Follow-up Assessment. [ Time Frame: 2-weeks post-treatment ]
Secondary Outcome Measures
In microbiologically evaluable patients, ertapenem will be at least as effective as piperacillin/tazobactam at the 4-6 weeks post-treatment Late Follow-up Assessment. [ Time Frame: 4-6 Weeks post-treatment ]
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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 (greater or equal to 18 years of age)
Intraoperative/Postoperative Enrollment: Upon visual confirmation of an intra-abdominal infection.
Preoperative Enrollment: Patients may be enrolled preoperatively if they meet certain criteria
Failure to meet all inclusion criteria.
Patients who are considered unlikely to survive the 6-8 week study period.
Pregnant or nursing women, or fertile women not practicing adequate methods of contraception.