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Multidrug-resistant organisms and antibiotic management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22414417     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The increasing prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) infections in clinical practice stems from clinical and veterinary antibiotic use, and animal husbandry. As resistance to antibiotics becomes more common, a vicious circle develops wherein increasingly broad-spectrum agents must be prescribed empirically to ensure that initial antibiotic therapy is adequate to the task, and new, ever more powerful agents are needed for the treatment of MDR bacteria. Unfortunately, a dearth of new agents and drugs is in development. As clinicians we must learn to make do with what we have for the foreseeable future, according to the principles of antibiotic stewardship.
Authors:
Philip S Barie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Surgical clinics of North America     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1558-3171     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0074243     Medline TA:  Surg Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-91     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, 525 East 68 Street, P713A, New York, NY 10021, USA; Preston A.(Pep) Wade Acute Care Surgery Service, New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, 525 East 68 Street, New York, NY 10021, USA.
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