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Submitted: 02 December 2014 Modified: 23 September 2015
HERDIN Record #: R07-CVHRDC-14120203304834

The effectiveness of the ciprofloxacin among pediatric patients with acute bloody diarrhea (Dysentery) aged 6 months to 59 months admitted at Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center Ward 7 ORT unit from July 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006

1Sharon D. Awit
Department of Pediatrics - Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center

Abstract

 


DESIGN OF THE STUDY: The design used in conducting this study was prospective. All pediatric patients aged  months to 59 months admitted at VSMMC Ward 7 ORT unit who were diagnosed with acute bloody diarrhea given ciprofloxacin from July 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006.


STUDY SETTING: VSMMC WARD 7 ORT UNIT


PARTICIPANTS: Pediatric patients aged 6 months to 59 months.


INTERVENTION: Patients stayed in the VSMMC ward 7-ORT unit for 3 days. Thirty-six patients were randomly assigned to receive ciprofloxacin 15 mg/kl/dose BID for 3 days.


MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Clinical treatment was considered successful in patient given ciprofloxacin for 3 days.


RESULTS: Therapy was clinically successful in 30 patients who received ciprofloxacin.


CONCLUSION: Ciprofloxacin is effective in the treatment of shigellosis.


 


 

1.
Publication Type:
Research Report
Date:
July 1-December 31, 2006

Objectives

I. General Objective


               To determine the effectiveness of Ciprofloxacin in pediatric patients aged 6 months to 59 months with Acute Bloody Diarrhea admitted at VSMMC Ward 7 ORT unit from July 1, 2006- December 31, 2006.


II. Specific Objectives


  1. To determine the clinical factors of all patients diagnosed with Acute Bloody Diarrhea seen at ORT unit as to their:


       A. Age and sex


       B. Nutritional Status


       C. Co-morbidities


       D. Mode of feeding


       E. Vitamin A supplementation status for 6 months of age and above


  2. To determined how many of the patients treated with Ciprofloxacin improved clinically based on:


       A. Fever


       B. Blood in the stool


       C. Passage of fewer stool


       D. Appetite


       E. Activity


 

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