cephalosporins


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cephalosporins

Antibiotics related to penicillin, used to treat bacterial infections.
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coli had highest resistance to penicillin and first generation cephalosporin followed by to second and third generation cephalosporins and monocyclic lactams.
Despite nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) being negative for Chlamydia trachomatis, dual treatment with a cephalosporin plus either azithromycin or doxycycline is recommended by ACOG to prevent resistance to cephalosporins.
The cephalosporins are clinically active against gram-positive as well as gram-negative organisms.
Extended spectrum b lactamases (ESBL) confer resistance to most of the beta-lactam antibiotics, including penicillins, cephalosporins and aztreonam.
Due to the resistance of the organism to first line of antibiotics (ampicillin, chloramphenicol, cotrimoxazole) as well as to fluoroquinolones, third generation cephalosporins have been in use for the empiric treatment of typhoid for years.
In 2011, the increases in MICs of cephalosporins prompted the authors of the Canadian Sexually Transmitted Infections Guidelines to update the recommended gonorrhea treatment from a single antimicrobial drug to combination therapy with ceftriaxone (250 mg intramuscularly) and azithromycin (1 g orally in a single dose) as the first-line treatment for uncomplicated anogenital and pharyngeal N.
These results should be considered while prescribing penicillins and cephalosporins for treating gram-negative acquired infections.
USPRwire, Tue Nov 10 2015] Cephalosporins are bactericidal antibiotics and act by inhibiting cell wall synthesis.
1,2) Given their versatility, low toxicity, and broad spectrum of action, 0-lactam antibiotics, such as the third generation cephalosporins, are the main choice for the treatment of infections caused by these microorganisms.
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The discovery of cephalosporins is credited to Italian pharmacologist and politician Giuseppe Brotzu.