NASDAQ: OPTR) announced today that a subgroup analysis of patients receiving concomitant systemic antibiotics in two Phase 3 clinical trials exploring the use of DIFICID(TM) (fidaxomicin) tablets in the treatment of adult patients with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) was published online in the September 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID).
Patients with CDAD who received DIFICID while taking concomitant antibiotics demonstrated a significantly higher clinical cure rate of CDAD than patients who received oral vancomycin and concomitant antibiotics (90.
To date, there has been little research demonstrating the impact of concomitant antibiotic use in patients being treated for CDAD," said Dr.
What we need are more universal policies that recognize that the entire population is "at risk" for the concomitants of chronic illness and disability.
Whether these new problems are the mere concomitant of aging, the reemergence of a stiff fingering virus, a long-term effect of the early damage or even of the early rehabilitation programs, or something else, is still at issue (Halstead and Wiechers 1985).