antimicrobial drug


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antimicrobial drug

A drug that either kills microorganisms or prevents their growth.
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Isolates are shipped monthly to 1 of the regional laboratories for [beta]-lactamase production testing and agar dilution antimicrobial drug susceptibility testing.
Companies are now required to provide estimates of sales broken down by major food-producing species (cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys) in addition to the overall estimates they already submit on the amount of antimicrobial drugs they sell or distribute for use in food-producing animals.
The WHO has identified irrational use of antimicrobial drugs as a major driver of AMR wherein antibiotics may no longer work against infectious diseases," according to the FDA.
According to Lytix Biopharma CEO Gunnar Saelid, "We are delighted to announce the successful completion of two clinical studies for our novel antimicrobial drug Lytixar(TM) (LTX-109).
In addition, because mobile genetic elements can confer new resistance on bacteria that already have complex ecology, there is often a lack of direct evidence to link the use of a particular antimicrobial drug to a specific resistant organism in humans.
The 2010 international treatment guidelines of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) recommend for acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis a fluoroquinolone and an initial dose of an agent from another antimicrobial drug class (e.
LTX-109 is an investigational antimicrobial drug with a novel membrane-lysing mechanism of action, based on the biological principle of innate immune effectors, lytic peptides.
gonorrhoeae susceptibility to third-generation cephalosporins, the only class of antimicrobial drugs to which most N.
The 1992 Institute of Medicine report Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the United States describes the ability of microbes to adapt, the development of antimicrobial drug resistance, and the importance of recognizing and monitoring emerging microbial threats to human health (1).
Investigating the relationship between antimicrobial drug use and emerging resistance
Efforts to describe the epidemiology of war-associated infections are complicated by difficult access to patients, limited availability of microbiology support, and widespread empirical antimicrobial drug use.
Over the past year we and our collaborators have validated the broad spectrum in vitro activity of our Ceragenin(TM) antimicrobial drug candidates and we are proceeding toward the selection of specific candidates for further development.

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