Urologic Disorders


Novel Antibiotic Combo Beats Piperacillin-Tazobactam in Complicated UTI Trial

The combination of cefepime, a cephalosporin antibiotic, and enmetazobactam, a novel extended-spectrum β-lactamase inhibitor (Exblifep; Allecra Therapeutics) was found to be superior to piperacillin-tazobactam in the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including acute pyelonephritis, according to top-line results from the phase 3 ALLIUM trial. The double-blind, non-inferiority study included 1034 patients randomized to…

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Contepo NDA for Complicated UTI Resubmitted

Fosfomycin is a novel, epoxide intravenous antibiotic with a broad spectrum of Gram-negative and Gram-positive activity, including activity against multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains such as extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae.

Risk of Acute Kidney Injury With SGLT2 Inhibitors Investigated

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2is) do not appear to increase the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI), according to the findings of a recently published systematic review and meta-analysis. To evaluate the risk of AKI with these agents, study authors reviewed literature analyzing the effect of SGLT2is on renal adverse events compared with placebo or other…

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