Active Ingredients: Ciprofloxacin
The ME population was selected for analysis to exclude patients with indeterminate outcomes.
Clinical cure at the TOC visit was defined as complete resolution, substantial improvement ie, reduction in severity of all baseline signs and symptoms, or return to premorbid signs and symptoms without the need for additional antibiotic therapy.
The per-pathogen microbiological and clinical outcomes at the TOC visit were stratified by levofloxacin MIC of each baseline infecting organism.
Clinical outcomes for patients who were classified as clinical cures at the TOC visit and who returned for the LFU visit were classified as sustained, indeterminate, or relapsed based on the sustained resolution or relapse in clinical signs and symptoms of cUTI that were absent at the TOC visit.
Relative proportions of each of these categories were examined for patients whose infections were microbiologically eradicated versus those who had persisting positive cultures at the TOC visit. Quality control testing was performed concurrent with testing of clinical study isolates.
Interpretation of susceptibility test results and acceptable quality control ranges were based on CLSI document M 100-S 22.
Statistical analyses were performed using SAS version 9. Most patients had pyelonephritis 82.
With the rapid strep test, testing is done in the office, and you get the results within minutes. The throat culture is done in a lab, and it usually takes a few days to get the results.
The throat culture is a more reliable test. So sometimes if the rapid strep test is negative meaning that it does not show any strep bacteria, the provider will also do a throat culture just to make sure that your child does not have strep.
What are the treatments for tonsillitis? Treatment for tonsillitis depends on the cause. If the cause is a virus, there is no medicine to treat it. If the cause is a bacterial infection, such as strep throat, your child will need to take antibiotics.
It is important for your child to finish the antibiotics even if he or she feels better. No matter what is causing the tonsillitis, there are some things you can do to help your child feel better. Make sure that your child Gets a lot of rest Drinks plenty of fluids Tries eating soft foods if it hurts to swallow Tries eating warm liquids or cold foods like popsicles to soothe the throat Isn't around cigarette smoke or do anything else that could irritate the throat Sleeps in a room with a humidifier Gargles with saltwater Sucks on a lozenge but do not give them to children under four; they can choke on them Takes an over-the-counter pain reliever such as acetaminophen.