beta-lactam antibiotic


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beta-lactam antibiotic

n.
Any of a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics, such as the penicillins and the cephalosporins, that contain a beta-lactam ring.
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difficile) infection, antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and secondary antibiotic-resistant infections in patients receiving intravenous (IV) beta-lactam antibiotic therapy, it was reported yesterday.
The deal allows Hospira to vertically integrate into the beta-lactam antibiotic APIs (penems and penicillins), and is also expected to improve the company's cost position in this therapeutic space.
In a rabbit model, biofilms on Foley catheter surfaces were highly resistant to high levels of amdinocillin, a beta-lactam antibiotic (30).
This purchase allows Hospira to vertically integrate into the beta-lactam antibiotic APIs (penems and penicillins), to improve its cost position in this therapeutic space as well as improve its security of supply.
This acquisition is expected to reduce Hospira's costs, support continuity of supply of key antibiotic products, pave the way for future API development, vertically integrate into certain critical beta-lactam antibiotic APIs (penems and penicillins) and improve its standard cost position in this therapeutic space.
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology recommended more widespread and routine performance of penicillin allergy testing in patients with a history of allergy to penicillin or other beta-lactam antibiotics. (6) Patients who have penicillin allergy histories are more likely to receive drugs, such as clindamycin or a fluoroquinolone, that may carry much greater risks than a beta-lactam antibiotic.
A chemically tweaked version of one of these molecules made 82 percent of tested MRSA strains vulnerable to a beta-lactam antibiotic. The molecule-antibiotic combination reduced the number of MRSA bacteria in infected mice, and the new compounds appeared to be nontoxic.
The best evidence right now is that for simple cellulitis (no purulence, abscess, or exudate), treatment with a beta-lactam antibiotic is the best option.
The MaxSignal Beta-Lactam ELISA Test Kit was developed to ease these concerns and assure that food is free of beta-lactam antibiotic residues.
Beta-lactamase inhibitors restore or potentiate the activity of beta-lactam antibiotics. The combination of OP0595 with a beta-lactam antibiotic targets severe infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae, including multi-drug-resistant strains.
As a result of the deal, which was unveiled in August 2012, Hospira will be able to vertically integrate into the beta-lactam antibiotic APIs and achieve an enhanced cost position in this area, as well as improved security of supply, the buyer said.
Empiric combination therapy using a beta-lactam antibiotic plus an aminoglycoside is no more beneficial than empiric monotherapy using an appropriately broad-spectrum beta-lactam antibiotic alone for children suspected of having gram-negative bacteremia, according to a report.

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