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J Chemother. 1993 Dec;5(6):521-5.

Efficacy and tolerability of brodimoprim and roxithromycin in acute sinusitis of bacterial origin in adults.

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ENT Division, Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy.


In two ear, nose and throat (ENT) divisions, 74 patients affected by acute sinusitis of bacterial origin were selected and, after randomization in two balanced groups following an open parallel group design, assigned to treatment with brodimorprim and roxithromycin. At the beginning, after 3 days, 7 days and at the end of treatment the following symptoms were evaluated, using a four-step score: intensity of facial pain, headache, nasal stiffness, hyposmia, nasal secretion. The mean treatment period was 8.7 days. Tolerability was evaluated through registration and analysis of side effects and laboratory blood tests. The comparison between groups showed a better activity of brodimoprim on facial pain, headache, nasal stiffness and nasal secretion. The presence of resistant bacterial strains was greater in the group treated with roxithromycin (30.8%) when compared with the brodimoprim group (12.5%). Side effects were reported in 5 patients treated with brodimoprim and in 3 patients in the control group. Lab tests did not show serious variations.

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