Comparison of in vitro activity of various macrolides against Helicobacter pylori

Objective. Compare the in vitro activity of clarithromycin, erythromycin, azithromycin and josamycin against the collection of H. pylori strains isolated in 2010–2017 in Smolensk. Materials and Methods. H. pylori strains were collected prospectively from biopsy specimens of the gastric mucosa. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of H. pylori was performed by the agar dilution method. Interpretation of the results of the susceptibility determination for clarithromycin was carried out in accordance with the recommendations of EUCAST (v 8.

Antimicrobial resistance of Helicobacter pylori in Smolensk

Objective. To study the antimicrobial resistance of H. pylori to clarithromycin, amoxicillin, metronidazole, levofloxacin, tetracycline in adult patients in the Smolensk region. Materials and Methods. Overall, 573 adult patients were included in 2015-2017 and 210 – in 20092010 with positive rapid urease test at the time of gastroscopy for dyspeptic complaints. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of H. pylori isolates to clarithromycin, amoxicillin, metronidazole, levofloxacin and tetracycline was performed by the agar dilution method.

Clarithromycin: is There Potential for Clinical Use in the 21th Century?

Clarithromycin – 14-membered macrolide antibiotic that has been used in clinical practice since 1991. This review presents up-to-date data on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interactions, safety profile of clarithromycin, including its novel …

The Role of Newer Macrolides in the Treatment of Community-Acquired Respiratory Tract Infections: a Review of Experimental and Clinical Data

The macrolide class of antibiotics is well established and often recommended for use in the treatment of community-acquired respiratory tract infections (RTI). The newer agents clarithromycin and azithromycin are frequently prescribed as firstor …