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Multicenter evaluation of the in vitro activities of three new quinolones, sparfloxacin, CI-960, and PD 131,628, compared with the activity of ciprofloxacin against 5,252 clinical bacterial isolates.

By P C Fuchs, A L Barry, M A Pfaller, S D Allen and E H Gerlach


The in vitro activities of three new quinolones (sparfloxacin, CI-960, and PD 131,628) were compared with that of ciprofloxacin against 5,252 routine clinical aerobic and facultatively anaerobic bacterial isolates. Overall, CI-960 was the most active drug in vitro (MIC for 90% of the strains tested, 0.13 micrograms/ml); ciprofloxacin and sparfloxacin were the least active (MIC for 90% of the strains tested, 1.0 micrograms/ml). All three new quinolones, but particularly CI-960 and PD 131,628, exhibited significantly greater activity than ciprofloxacin against enterococci and staphylococci

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1991
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:245095
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