Founded in 1990, the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is an association of pharmacists and allied healthcare professionals dedicated to promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents.
The US Food and Drug Administration approved imipenem-cilastatin-relebactam to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections in adults with limited treatment options.
When using ceftolozane/ tazobactam to treat patients with P aeruginosa respiratory tract infections, the use of extended or continuous antibiotic infusion and/or combination therapy with other active antibiotic agents should be considered, particularly if targeting higher MIC values.
This article evaluates the point in microbiological workup at which results of respiratory secretion and blood cultures could be interpreted as excluding MRSA and, thus, no longer warrant the empirical vancomycin therapy.
Is there a cure? How long until we find it? And will it work for the majority of people living with HIV?
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