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17 Antibiotics

17 Antibiotics

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Copyright © 2002, 1998, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.
AntiAnti--Infective AgentsInfective Agents
Antibiotics:Antibiotics:
SulfonamidesSulfonamidesPenicillinsPenicillinsCephalosporinsCephalosporinsTetracyclinesTetracyclinesAminoglycosidesAminoglycosidesQuinolonesQuinolonesMacrolidesMacrolides
 
Copyright © 2002, 1998, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.
AntibioticsAntibiotics
‡‡ Medications used to treat bacterial infectionsMedications used to treat bacterial infections‡‡ Ideally, before beginning antibiotic therapy,Ideally, before beginning antibiotic therapy,the suspected areas of infection should bethe suspected areas of infection should becultured to identify the causative organismcultured to identify the causative organismand potential antibiotic susceptibilities.and potential antibiotic susceptibilities.
 
Copyright © 2002, 1998, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.
AntibioticsAntibiotics
‡‡ Empiric therapy: treatment of an infectionEmpiric therapy: treatment of an infectionbefore specific culture information has beenbefore specific culture information has beenreported or obtainedreported or obtained‡‡ Prophylactic therapy: treatment withProphylactic therapy: treatment withantibiotics to prevent an infection, as in intraantibiotics to prevent an infection, as in intra--abdominal surgeryabdominal surgery

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