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ketolide

(kē-tō-līdz'),
Member of a class of antimicrobial agents related to macrolides.

ketolide

(kē′tō-līd″)
A derivative of the macrolide antibiotics, modified by the addition of a ketone to the macrolide structure. Telithromycin is a ketolide.
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IDSA Guidelines, supra note 13, at 1094 (listing, among other therapies, a number of antibiotic drugs not recommended to treat Lyme disease: "vancomycin, metronidazole, tinidazoleamantadine, ketolides, isoniazid, trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole, fluconazole, [and] benzathine penicillin G").
Compounds belonging to the class of aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones, ketolides result in former killing.
Macrolide-resistant streptococcus pneumoniae in Canada during 1998-1999: Prevalence of mef(A) and erm(B) and susceptibilities to ketolides.
The drug, cethromycin, belongs to a class of antibiotics called ketolides that may prevent infectious bacteria from becoming resistant to treatment, a growing problem with current medicines.
The studies compared short courses of oral macrolide antibiotics, fluoroquinolones, ketolides, or beta-lactam antibiotics.
In adults, the most common antibiotics recommended for sinus treatment are Amoxicillin, Cephalosporins, Macrolides, Ketolides, and Quinolones.
Where it is possible, the surveillance of the GABHS resistance to macrolides, lincosamides, synergistins and ketolides should be done to update the efficacy of antimicrobial regimens for RPA.
Structural derivatives of macrolide antibiotics, ketolides are erythromycin-type drugs.
Patients not likely to have resistance should receive focused therapy with macrolides or ketolides, "reserving more potent agents for the appropriate setting.
Among the classes of antibiotics that act this way are macrolides, the ketolides and the oxazolidinones that contribute more than $3 billion to the annual antibiotic marketplace.
maker of telithromycin, the first in a new class of antibiotics known as the ketolides.
Other new drugs, notably the ketolides and cefditoren, a new cephalosporin, will soon be available, Dr.