Tobramycin and carbenicillin compared with gentamicin and carbenicillin in the treatment of infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa in adult patients with cystic fibrosis

Br J Dis Chest. 1983 Jan;77(1):71-7.


Treatment with gentamicin or tobramycin given intravenously with carbenicillin is compared in the treatment of bronchopulmonary infection in older patients with cystic fibrosis. All patients improved on both regimens and there was no observed difference in the two treatments. Pseudomonas aeruginosa could still be isolated from the sputum 3 months after completion of treatment with both treatments. No toxic or allergic side-effects were noted.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Carbenicillin / therapeutic use*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications*
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Female
  • Gentamicins / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / complications
  • Lung Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Male
  • Pseudomonas Infections / complications
  • Pseudomonas Infections / drug therapy*
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Tobramycin / therapeutic use*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Gentamicins
  • Carbenicillin
  • Tobramycin