beta-lactam


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Related to beta-lactam: beta-lactamase, Beta-lactam Ring

β-lac·tam

(lak'tam),
A class of broad-spectrum antibiotics that are structurally and pharmacologically related to the penicillins and cephalosporins.

beta-lactam

(bā′tə-lăk′təm, bē′-)
n.
1. A lactam composed of a four-membered ring, formed by intramolecular condensation of an amino acid in which the amino group is located at the beta position, or any compound containing this group.
2. A beta-lactam antibiotic.

be·ta-lac·tam

(bā'tă lak'tam)
Class of broad-spectrum antibiotics structurally and pharmacologically related to penicillins and cephalosporins.
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Ramsey: The switch from second-line options to beta-lactams saved an estimated $780 per patient and close to $40,000 overall.
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There also was no survival benefit for adding an aminoglycoside to a beta-lactam antibiotic among children who had the most severe illness, such as those who had PRISM (Pediatric Risk of Mortality) scores of 15 or higher or those who had absolute neutrophil counts of 100 cells or fewer per milliliter.
The beta-lactam structure in a molecule is something that many bacteria don't like at all.
For empirical antimicrobial therapy, national and international guidelines recommend the use of a combination therapy with a beta-lactam and a macrolide or fluroquinolone for patients requiring hospitalization.
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In those persons being treated as outpatients with risk factor(s) for DRSP, the use of a respiratory fluoroquinolone (moxifloxacin, gemifloxacin or levofloxacin) or a beta-lactam (high-dose amoxicillin or amoxicillin-clavulanate) plus a macrolide is preferred.

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