С. difficile infection: clinical and pharmacoeconomic assessment of treatment regimens in antibiotic-associated diarrhea

This paper provides a review of the largest studies (over the period of 2017 to 2022) on cost-effectiveness analysis of the recommended treatment algorithms for Clostridioides difficile infection in patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD), …

Effect of topical use of solution containing ferrous ions on treatment efficacy in women with recurrent urogenital trichomoniasis

Objective. To assess effect of topical use of solution containing ferrous ions on efficacy of metronidazole therapy in women with recurrent urogenital trichomoniasis. Materials and Methods. The study enrolled 55 women aged of 20–30 years with recurrent trichomoniasis after failures of multiple standard of care regimens. All patients received oral (tablets) and intravaginal (1% gel) metronidazole therapy. Participants in the experimental group (29 women) received intravaginal therapy with a solution of ferrous ions at concentration which was determined as effective for potentiating metronidazole in a previous study.

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.