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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1998;15(2):246-253.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 1998.
The Clinical Effect of Sparfloxacin for the Treatment of Acute Respiratory Infection.
Hak Jun Lee, Hye Jung Park, Chang Jin Shin, Kyeong Cheol Shin, Jin Hong Chung, Kwan Ho Lee, Hyun Woo Lee
Department of Internal Medicine Collage of Medicine, Yeungnam University Taegu, Korea.
Sparfloxacin is a new synthetic quinolone antimicrobial developed at the Research Laboratories of Dainippon Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd. To evaluate the efficacy and safty of sparfloxacin in acute pulmonary infection, we administered sparfloxacina(100mg) twice in a day to 30 patients who had sign and symptoms of acute pulmonary infectious diseases regardless of their underlying lung disease for 7 days. The results were : 1) A total 30 patients were enrolled in the trial. Among them 24 cases(80%) had underlying lung problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(36.4%), bronchiectasis(36.4%), bronchial asthma(3.3%), lung cancer(3.3%). 2) In 26 cases(86.6%), we observed effective improvement, and 4 cases(13.4%) show mildly effective improvement of symptoms and signs of respiratory infection. 3) In 23 cases(73.4%), we observed bacteriological eradication in culture or decreased the number of bacteria in Gram stain which found dominantly in previous Gram stain. 4) The significant side effect was not noted. The above results suggest that sparfloxacin was effective as a first line therapy in patients with acute respiratory infection.
Key Words: Sparfloxacin, Acute respiratory infection


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