Therapeutic challenges in the era of antibiotic resistance.

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Therapeutic challenges in the era of antibiotic resistance.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2008 Dec;32 Suppl 4:S197-9

Authors: Lee C

Multidrug microbial resistance poses major challenges to the management of infection, particularly with the paucity of new drugs with activity against these bacteria. Since the turn of this century a few new antibiotics have been licensed, including linezolid, daptomycin and tigecycline. This supplement reports data presented at the 13th International Congress of Infectious Diseases held in Kuala Lumpur in June 2008. Dr R. Isturiz reviews the data on global resistance trends and the potential impact on empirical therapy; Dr J.-H. Song reviews new agents on the antimicrobial horizon; and the final paper in the supplement, by Dr L.R. Peterson, reviews the role of tigecycline in the management of complicated intra-abdominal and skin and soft tissue infections.

PMID: 19134519 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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