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Specific Anti-Infective Agents

Antibiotics Before prescribing a specific antibiotic, clinicians should be able to answer these questions: •  How does the antibiotic kill or inhibit bacterial growth? •  What are the antibiotic’s toxicities and how should they be monitored? •  How is the drug metabolized, and what are the dosing recommendations? Does the dosing schedule need to be modified in patients with renal dysfunction? •  What are the indications for using each specific antibiotic? •  How broad is the antibiotic’s antimicrobial spectrum? •  How much does the antibiotic cost? Clinicians should be familiar with the general classes of antibiotics, their mechanisms of action, and their major toxicities. The differences between the specific antibiotics in …

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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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Buy Ceftin (Cefuroxime) Without Prescription 125/250/500mg

Cefuroxime Axetil, Cefuroxime Sodium C16H16N4O8S • Cefuroxime is a semisynthetic, second generation cephalosporin antibiotic. Uses Cefuroxime axetil is used orally for the treatment of mild to moderate respiratory tract infections (i.e., acute maxillary sinusitis, acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, secondary infections of acute bronchitis, community-acquired pneumonia) caused by susceptible bacteria; acute bacterial otitis media; pharyngitis and tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (group A b-hemolytic streptococci); mild to moderate uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (including b-lactamase-producing strains) or S. pyogenes; and uncomplicated urinary tract infections caused by Escherichia coli or Klebsiella pneumoniae. Cefuroxime axetil also is used orally for the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea and for the …

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Buy Zinacef, Ceftin (Cefuroxime) No RX 125/250/500mg

Zinacef (Cefuroxime) 750mg and 250mg Tablets Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine. •   Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. •   If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. •  This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours. •   If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. What Zinacef is and what it is used for Read indications for use if you …

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Pediatric Infectious Disease

Drugs mentioned: amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin / SmithKline Beecham) cefaclor (Ceclor / Lilly) cefuroxime (Zinacef / Glaxo) ribavirin (Virazole / ICN) Toxic Shock in Children Toxic shock is an acute disease characterized by fever, mucous membrane hyperemia, subcutaneous edema, desquamating erythroderma, hypotension, and multisystem organ involvement. A decade ago it was widely described as an illness affecting young women, associated with vaginal colonization by Staphylococcus aureus and the use of tampons. Subsequent studies demonstrated that S. aureus produces several related enterotoxins — including toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) — that are thought to cause the disorder by activating host inflammatory responses and by triggering the release of cytokines. Not all cases of toxic …

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