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cephalosporins

Antibiotics related to penicillin, used to treat bacterial infections.
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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.
Cephalosporins constituted the major group prescribed in 71.2% of the total patients.
gonorrhoeae susceptibility to third-generation cephalosporins, the only class of antimicrobial drugs to which most 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.
The introduction of the third-generation Cephalosporins into clinical practice in the early 1980s was heralded as a major breakthrough in the fight against [beta]-lactamase-mediated bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
The discovery of cephalosporins is credited to Italian pharmacologist and politician Giuseppe Brotzu.
This edition also includes new cefazolin interpretive criteria and recommendations for use as a surrogate test for uncomplicated UTIs to predict results for oral cephalosporins.
79.3% of allergists and 88.1% of non-allergists would avoid penicillin or both penicillin and cephalosporins if penicillin skin testing yielded a positive result.
British meat and poultry organizations responded with a strongly-worded statement challenging the figures and pointing out that the industry no longer uses cephalosporins.
By 2007, the prevalence of QRNG was >5% among GISP isolates collected throughout the United States, prompting CDC to no longer recommend the use of fluoroquinolones for gonorrhea treatment (3) Spectinomycin, an alternative treatment, had not been available in the United States since 2006, so cephalosporins (such as cefixime and ceftriaxone) were the only remaining antimicrobials recommended for treatment of gonococcal infections.