Current trends in the treatment of pneumonia due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria.

Title

Current trends in the treatment of pneumonia due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria.

Creator

Watkins Richard R; van Duin David

Publisher

F1000Research

Date

2019
1905-07

Description

Pneumonia is one of the most common infections worldwide. Morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs increase substantially when pneumonia is caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB). The ongoing spread of antimicrobial resistance has made treating MDR-GNB pneumonia increasingly difficult. Fortunately, there have been some recent additions to our antibiotic armamentarium in the US and Europe for MDR-GNB, along with several agents that are in advanced stages of development. In this article, we review the risk factors for and current management of MDR-GNB pneumonia as well as novel agents with activity against these important and challenging pathogens.

Subject

Acinetobacter baumannii; antibiotics; Enterobacteriaceae; Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Rights

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Citation

Watkins Richard R; van Duin David, “Current trends in the treatment of pneumonia due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 4, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4919.

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