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The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of daptomycin, an antibiotic, to standard therapy in subjects who have infective endocarditis or bacteremia due to Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus).
Even with prompt treatment, Staphylococcus aureus Infective Endocarditis (IE) continues to be associated with significant morbidity and mortality indicating a need for new therapeutic approaches. In vitro, daptomycin is rapidly bactericidal, with concentration-dependent killing, and MIC90 of 0.5 g/ml for S. aureus; in clinical studies, daptomycin appears to be well tolerated and can be administered once every 24 hours by i.v. infusion. These characteristics suggest it should be clinically and microbiologically effective in the treatment of serious S. aureus infections, including IE and bacteremia
Comparison: standard of care (Vancomycin or Semi-synthetic Penicillin with adjunct gentamicin)
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400
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A species of Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic spherical or rod-shaped bacteria indigenous to dental surfaces. It is associated with PERIODONTITIS; BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS; and ACTINOMYCOSIS.
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