macrolides


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mac·ro·lides

(mak'rō-līdz),
A class of antibiotics discovered in streptomycetes, characterized by molecules made up of large-ring lactones; for example, erythromycin; many inhibit protein biosynthesis.

macrolides

class of antibiotic with similar activity to penicillin, e.g. erythromycin, clarithromycin

mac·ro·lides

(mak'rō-līdz)
Class of antibiotics discovered in streptomycetes, e.g., erythromycin; many inhibit protein biosynthesis.

macrolides

(mak´rōlīdz),
n a class of antibiotics discovered in
Streptomyces, characterized by molecules made up of large-ring lactones. An example is erythromycin.
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Penicillins were prescribed 29% of the time, followed by macrolides, 27%; fluoroquinolones, 15%; cephalosporins, 14%; tetracyclines, 8%; and other antibiotics, 7%.
In response to the increased positivity rate and lack of data for Canada on macrolide resistance in M.
Macrolide prescriptions within 1 year of throat culture were significant predictors of erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes in a study of 1,225 children, reported Dr.
Since CAP is often caused by "atypical organisms," macrolides are sometimes recommended as empiric outpatient therapy.
Significant increases in minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) occurred with the quinolones and macrolides, but not doxycycline.
Increase in pneumococcus macrolide resistance, United States.
Fluoroquinolones or macrolides alone versus combined with B-lactams for adults with community-acquired pneumonia: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Although many strains of the primary CABP pathogen, Streptococcus pneumoniae, are resistant to currently-approved macrolides, this class of antibiotic remains among the most commonly prescribed antibacterial drugs for CABP in both the hospital and community settings.
These findings, together with the slightly longer length of hospital stay with [macrolide monotherapy], reported associations with the development of resistance, and possible increased risk of cardiac events, indicate that the addition of macrolides for empirical treatment of CAP should be reconsidered," Dr.
PR is a self-limiting disease but because of extensive rash, prolong duration, and uncertain etiology various therapeutic agent has because used for the treatment of this disorder like, bland emollients, antihistamine, oral corticosteroid in severe cases, Dapsone, acyclovir and macrolide.
pneumoniae is sensitive to macrolides (14-membered ring: erythromycin, clarithromycin; 15-membered ring: azithromycin), M.