N Engl J Med 2022 04;386(14):1327-1338
From Spero Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA (P.B.E., L.M., I.A.C., S.W., H.K., A.-M.P., A.J., T.K., D.M., A.K.T.); Moore Computing Services, Little Rock, AR (G.M.); and DaneStat Consulting, Macclesfield, United Kingdom (A.D.).
Background: There is a need for oral antibiotic agents that are effective against multidrug-resistant gram-negative uropathogens. Tebipenem pivoxil hydrobromide is an orally bioavailable carbapenem with activity against uropathogenic Enterobacterales, including extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing and fluoroquinolone-resistant strains.
Methods: In this phase 3, international, double-blind, double-dummy trial, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of orally administered tebipenem pivoxil hydrobromide as compared with intravenous ertapenem in patients with complicated urinary tract infection or acute pyelonephritis. Read More