Clinical study of a new injectable cephem, FK 037, for acute bacterial prostatitis

K. Suzuki, M. Horiba, K. Ishikawa, S. Katoh

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FK037, a new injectable cephem antibiotic, was administered in the treatment of 13 acute bacterial prostatitis (mean age 53.5, range 30~79), and its effectiveness and safety were evaluated. The human prostatic fluid (PF) concentration of FK037 on 7 specimens 1 hour after 1 g i.v.d., was in the range of 0.87~7.47 μg/ml (mean±SD, 3.43±2.23 μg/ml), whereas, the serum concentration averaged 45.3±2.88 μg/ml, the ratio of PF/serum consequently being 0.08±0.05. In the clinical study, Ig of FK037 was administered to 13 patients by i.v.d. twice a day for 7~9 days. Bacteriological eradication on expressed prostatic secretion (EPS) was obtained for all clinical isolates which included 11 strains of Escherichia coli (MIC≤0.05 μg/ml), 2 of Enterococcus faecalis, and each one of Staphylococcus aureus and Morganella morganii. Symptomatical cure was 100% in all cases. As for safety profile, no side efects were noted. In laboratory values, slight elevation of transaminase were detected in 3 cases, but they were transient and returned to normal 1~2 weeks after completion of the therapy. We conclude that FK037 is highly effective in the treatment of acute bacterial prostatitis, and is well tolerated in comparison with other relative antimicrobials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1131-1137
Number of pages7
JournalActa Urologica Japonica
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology


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