By Daniel Amsterdam
Antibiotics in Laboratory Medicine has been the defining reference resource on comparing the effectiveness of antibiotic compounds in treating infectious illnesses for over 35 years. This completely up to date sixth variation, edited through Daniel Amsterdam and that includes contributions from an elite staff of major overseas specialists, equips you with all the newest methods for examining the mechanisms of activity/resistance of a number of pathogens, assessing their susceptibility to potential treatments, and detecting drug resistance and multi-drug resistance.
- New chapters explore the predictive price of in vitro laboratory trying out, the demanding situations of constructing antimicrobial stewardship, and the advancements in inpatient care that antimicrobial stewardship has fostered.
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06 µg/mL) in the former standard, the new standard defined three categories based on clinical syndrome and route of administration (18). In a 2008 study of P. aeruginosa bacteremia patients treated with piperacillin-tazobactam, Tam et al. 7% vs. 2%) compared to isolates with susceptibility of 16 µg/mL. In each of the previously mentioned examples, credence for the predictive value of an MIC and the associated susceptible or resistant categorical interpretation can only prove meaningful when sufficient in vitro studies have been completed along with the necessary clinical outcome evaluations.
Northbrook, IL) are an alternative. Other solid array systems such as GeneChip (Affymetrix, Santa Clara, CA) and BioFilmChip (Autogenomics, Vista, CA) are other alternatives. Recent advances in nucleic acid sequencing technology have made sequencing the entire human genome—or for this discussion, the microbial code—both technically and economically feasible. In clinical medicine, WGS has been heralded to clarify molecular diagnosis and guide therapy—giving rise to the concept of personalized medicine.
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