The IC inoculation of antibiotics into the CSF for therapeutic use could produce biological effects we should consider when analysing samples. To corroborate this assumption, we observed the effect of ICI T and V on the PL of the CSF of non infected rabbits. T and V were ICI as dosage of 1 mg/kg diluted in 0.2 ml of isotonic saline solution (ISS). ISS was also ICI alone. CSF samples were obtained before inoculation from 41 animals (T0) setting the normal PL. Other samples were obtained 2 (T2) and 4 hours (T4) after inoculation. PL were assayed in an Analyser Clinic Automatic (Du Pont). The statistical analysis was performed by the Kolomogorov-Smirnov Test, for comparison of samples from unknown and not necessarily similar distributions. Results were (mg/l) = PL at T0 = 0.20 +/- 0.08. At T2, levels were 0.6 +/- 0.41 (ISS), 0.73 +/- 0.27 (V) and 0.87 +/- 0.44 (T). At T4 they were 0.3 +/- 0.15 (ISS), 0.55 +/- 0.25 (V) and 0.78 +/- (T). Statistical differences (p less than 0.05) were demonstrated at T2 (T, V and ISS vs control at T0), at T4 = V, vs control at T0 but not between the two antibiotics nor between the two antibiotics and ISS, at any time. We conclude that IC inoculation of T and V and ISS increased significantly the CSF PL.
|Publication status||Published - 1989|