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Anti-Infective Therapy

Despite dire warnings that we are approaching the end of the antibiotic era, the incidence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria continues to rise. The proportions of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae, hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus strains continue to increase. Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is now common throughout the world. Multiresistant Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas are everyday realities in many of our hospitals. The press is now warning the lay public of the existence of “dirty hospitals.” As never before, it is critical that health care providers understand the principles of proper anti-infective therapy and use anti-infective agents judiciously. These agents need to be reserved for treatable infections — not used to calm the …

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Antimicrobial therapy: general principles

A wide variety of antimicrobial agents is available to treat established infections caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, or parasites. This section will cover the general principles of antimicrobial therapy and will also include illustrative clinical problems to emphasize proper decision-making in using antimicrobials. Determinants of Antimicrobial Efficacy Measurement of antimicrobial activity in vitro Susceptibility testing is indicated for any bacterial pathogen warranting chemotherapy. Drugs that irreversibly destroy the ability of an organism to replicate, and perhaps in the process destroy the structural integrity of the organism, are microbicidal. Drugs that reversibly impair replicating ability, with this function being restored when drug concentrations fall below critical inhibitory levels, are microbiostatic. In quantitative …

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Foscavir (Foscarnet)

Foscavir Foscarnet What is in Foscavir? Read indications for use if you want to order  Foscarnet online Each ml of solution contains 24 mg of the active ingredient, foscarnet trisodium hexahydrate in water. The product also contains sufficient hydrochloric acid to adjust the acidity of the solution to be similar to the blood. Foscavir is a sterile solution for injection into a vein. It comes in bottles containing 250 ml. What is Foscavir used for? Before buy Foscarnet online, read information about the drug The active ingredient in Foscavir – foscarnet – is an antiviral agent and works by preventing some viruses from multiplying. Foscavir is used in the treatment of a viral …

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