A randomized, double-blind phase 2 study comparing the efficacy and safety of an oral fusidic acid loading-dose regimen to oral linezolid for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
Author(s): Craft JC, Moriarty SR, Clark K, Scott D, Degenhardt TP, Still JG, Corey GR, Das A, Fernandes P
Affiliation(s): Cempra Pharmaceuticals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. email@example.com
Publication date & source: 2011-06, Clin Infect Dis., 52 Suppl 7:S520-6.
Publication type: Clinical Trial, Phase II; Comparative Study; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Fusidic acid (CEM-102), an orally bioavailable fusidane antibiotic with a unique mode of action, is under development for treatment of acute gram-positive bacterial skin and skin structure infections, including those caused by methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and streptococci. A phase 2, adaptive design, randomized, double-blind, multiple-center study of 198 adult patients with cellulitis or wound infections was conducted to evaluate an oral CEM-102 loading-dose regimen (1500 mg twice per day on day 1 followed by 600 mg twice per day) compared with oral linezolid (600 mg twice per day) administered for 10-14 days. The CEM-102 loading-dose regimen demonstrated efficacy, safety, and tolerability that was comparable to linezolid for the treatment of acute gram-positive bacterial skin and skin structure infections. Clinical Trials registration. NCT00948142.