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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Reportedly, this key research programme is aimed at tackling the threat posed by NDM-1 and other metallo-[sz]-lactamases, enzymes that make bacteria resistant to widely used beta-lactam antibiotics such as penicillin.
2) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and beta-lactam antibiotics are commonly reported causes of anaphylaxis induced Ml.
Similar to other beta-lactam antibiotics, it is time dependent and its antibacterial activity is related to the duration of the maintenance of its free concentration above the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) during each dosing interval (referred to as % of T>MIC).
Tenders are invited for Test systems for residual amounts of antibiotics in milk (two rows of beta-lactam antibiotics and tetracycline) type Cafrm 1/2 or analogue
The hospital's EHR system generated a daily list of patients with a history of penicillin allergy who were on second-line options--vancomycin, daptomycin, aztreonam, linezolid, or moxifloxacin--for infections that would be better treated with beta-lactam antibiotics.
The Cedars-Sinai scientists explain that beta-lactam antibiotics kill normal staph bacteria by inactivating their cell-wall-making enzymes.
2) ESBLs are plasmid-mediated enzymes (3) and have the ability to hydrolyze diverse types of the newer beta-lactam antibiotics, including extendedspectrum cephalosporins of the 3rd and 4th generation (e.
aureus began demonstrating resistance to methicillin, resulting in what is now known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics, including penicillin, methicillin, and amoxicillin.
Almost all patients with positive antibodies to streptococci responded to beta-lactam antibiotics (97%).
This is in contrast with the rash observed in patients who received beta-lactam antibiotics, mainly ampicillin or amoxicillin, which is associated with a hypersensitivity reaction to the antibiotic (1) and it is usually pruritic and prolonged.
com)-- Bioo Scientific's MaxSignal[R] Beta-Lactam ELISA Test Kit has been validated for the screening of a wide range of beta-lactam antibiotics including ampicillin, penicillin G, amoxicillin, azlocillin, piperacillin, nafcillin, cloxacillin, oxacillin, cefoperazone, ceftiofur and other beta-lactams in a number of food matrices.
For demonstrating Multi-drug resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolate, the culture was further subjected to antibiotic sensitivity on larger culture plate using more number of antibiotic discs of beta-lactam antibiotics (Penicillins, Amoxicillin, Cloxacilin, Ceftriaxone, Ceftizoxime, Cefuroxime), Aminoglycosides (Streptomycin, Gentamicin, Amikacin), Tetracyclines (Chlortetracycline, Oxytetracycline), Floroquinolones (Norfloxacin, Enrofloxacin), Furazolidine and Chloramphenicol.

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