TITLE

Antibiotic-Resistant Organism Infection

AUTHOR(S)
Postier, Russell G.
PUB. DATE
February 2000
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Feb2000, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p112
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Bacteria possess a remarkable number of ways to become resistant to antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance has become a major problem in the treatment of Gram-positive infections. Resistance to methicillin and vancomycin in staphylococci and enterococci has resulted in organisms that are resistant to all known antibiotics. Although it is important to continue to search for newer and more effective antibiotics, it is imperative that we develop a surgical mindset of appropriate antibiotic stewardship. The use of single-dose prophylactic regimens, using narrow-spectrum agents when possible for therapeutic indications, limiting the duration of therapeutic agents appropriately, avoiding the use of vancomycin except when necessary, and adhering to strict infection control measures are all steps that will limit the spread and development of resistant organisms.
ACCESSION #
2823259

 

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