WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: USING ANTIMICROBIALS
- Germ busters. Cokendolpher, James C.; Haukos, Jill F. // Materials Management in Health Care;Apr96, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p42
Answers questions concerning the selection and effectivity of antimicrobials marketed in the United States. Roles of government agencies in regulating disinfectants and sterilants; Safety of using stocked disinfectants disapproved by federal agencies; Safety of direct disposal of disinfectants;...
- Update on anti-infectives: Sometimes the newer agents are better, sometimes they're not. // Modern Medicine;Jun96, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p36
Offers tips on the use of anti-infective agents presented at the American College of Physicians' 77th annual session at the Moscone Convention Center held on April 25 to 28, 1996. Use of amphotericin; Use of fluconazole; Treatment of onychomycosis.
- Focus on meropenem. Briceland, Laurie L.; Tobin, Ellis H. // Formulary;Sept96, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p759
Investigates the efficacy of meropenem, the second carbapenem antimicrobial agent approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Comparison between meropenem and comparator agent; Mechanism of action of meropenem; Meropenem's microbiology and pharmacokinetics activities; Several clinical...
- The new antimicrobials: A review and assessment for formulary consideration. Flores, Patricia A.; Longworth, David L. // Formulary;Mar1997, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p232
Part one. Focuses on the availability of new antimicrobials. Efficacy, safety, and cost relative agents analysis; Comparative spectrum of antimicrobial activity; Use of new broad-spectrum antibacterials. INSETS: Cefepime: Summary and recommendation.;Ceftibuten: Summary and...
- A double-blind taste comparison of pediatric antibiotic suspensions. Steele, Russell W.; Estrada, Benjamin // Clinical Pediatrics;Apr1997, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p193
Examines the palatability of 22 antimicrobial suspensions by using five independent categories for scoring including smell, texture, taste, aftertaste and appearance. Comparison of drugs with their respective classes; Several factors that influence clinician's selection of antimicrobial therapy.
- Guide to anti-infective agents. // Ophthalmology Times;07/15/98, Vol. 23 Issue 14, p21
Presents a guide to anti-infective agents available in the United States as of July 16, 1998. Generic and trade names; Concentration; Manufacturers; Combination agents.
- A new path of resistance. // Patient Care;10/30/1997, Vol. 31 Issue 17, p11
States that potential sources for the development of antimicrobial resistance is now increasingly found American homes. Views of Stuart B. Levy, a researcher at Tufts University. Areas of the house where this resistance can be built up; What regular use of antimicrobial products can do.
- Antimicrobial resistance. Wise, Richard; Hart, Tony // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);09/05/98, Vol. 317 Issue 7159, p609
Editorial. Discusses the problems concerning antimicrobial resistance as it relates to medicine in Great Britain. Details on antibiotic use in humans; Need for the veterinary profession to change its practices; How most antibiotics are used.
- The development of new antimicrobal agents. Wise, Richard // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);09/05/98, Vol. 317 Issue 7159, p643
Looks at the history of the development of antimicrobial agent. Potential futures of the agents; Key development strategies of the agents; Required research concerning the possibility of developing vaccines for diseases in which resistance is a problem. INSET: Potential futures.