New Antibiotics for Pneumonia.

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New Antibiotics for Pneumonia.

Clin Chest Med. 2018 Dec;39(4):853-869

Authors: Bassetti M, Righi E, Russo A, Carnelutti A

Delayed antimicrobial prescriptions and inappropriate treatment can lead to poor outcomes in pneumonia. In nosocomial infections, especially in countries reporting high rates of antimicrobial resistance, the presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative and gam-positive bacteria can limit options for adequate antimicrobial treatment. New antibiotics, belonging to known classes of antimicrobials or characterized by novel mechanisms of actions, have recently been approved or are under development. Advantages of the new compounds include enhanced spectrum of activity against resistant bacteria, high lung penetration, good tolerability, and possibility for intravenous to oral sequential therapy. This article reviews characteristics of newly approved and investigational compounds.

PMID: 30390754 [PubMed - in process]

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