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mon·o·bac·tam

(mon'ō-bak'tam),
A class of antibiotic that has a monocyclic β-lactam nucleus and is structurally different from other β-lactams; for example, aztreonam.
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mon·o·bac·tam

(mon'ō-bak'tam)
Antibiotic that has a monocyclic β-lactam nucleus and is structurally different from other β-lactams.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mon·o·bac·tam

(mon'ō-bak'tam)
Class of antibiotic with a monocyclic β-lactam nucleus: structurally different from other β-lactams.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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All isolates were screened for ESBL production using four indicator Cephalosporins, namely, Cefotaxime (30 [micro]g), Cefpodoxime (10 [micro]g), Ceftazidime (30 [micro]g), and one monobactam that is Aztreonam (30 [micro]g).
They have the ability to hydrolyze penicillin, cephalosporin, monobactam, and car-bapenems.
The decrease in monobactam use in AAH during the postintervention period resulted from ending the intervention, whereby aztreonam was replaced by the previously restricted AMC and TZP.
The candidates covered by the deal are LYS228 monobactam, IID572 beta-lactamase inhibitor and MAK181 oral LpxC inhibitor for Pseudomonas infections.
Under the transaction, the candidates include LYS22, a potential best-in-class monobactam against CRE with resistance caused by serine beta-lactamases (SBLs) and/or metallo beta-lactamases (MBLs); IID572 is a novel beta-lactamase inhibitor that may be used in combination with LYS228 or other beta-lactam antibiotics to use against difficult-to-treat infections caused by a broader spectrum of CRE; as well as MAK181, an oral, first-in-class LpxC inhibitor for pseudomonas infections.
Quinolone, ciprofloxacin (CIP5); cabapenem, imipenem or meropenem (IPM10, MEM); aminoglycoside gentamycin (CN10) amikacin (AK30); monobactam, Azactam (AZT); Antipseudomonal penicillin Piperacillin/Tazobactam (TZP110).
The 14 antibiotics (or antibiotics combination) used in this work were cephamycins (cefoxitin and cefminox), semisynthetic broad-spectrum penicillins (ampicillin and piperacillin), a first-generation cephalosporin (cefazolin), third-generation cephalosporins (ceftazidime, cefoperazone, cefotaxime, and ceftriaxone), a fourth-generation cephalosporin (cefoselis), a monobactam (aztreonam), an aminoglycoside (kanamycin), and combinations of antibiotics with [beta]-lactamase inhibitors (piperacillin/ tazobactam and imipenem/cilastatin sodium hydrate) (Table 3).
Aminoglycosides has been a preferable agent for combining antibiotics due to its wide spectrum and good interaction with antibiotics that act on the bacterial cell wall, such as penicillin, cephalosporins, monobactam, carbapenems, and glycopeptides [6, 7].
If the isolate is confirmed ESBL positive, it should be reported resistant to all penicillins, cephalosporins (except for cephamycines) and monobactam irrespective of in vitro sensitivity.
To detect extended spectrum [beta]-lactamases (ESBL) strains which hidrolyzed 3a generation cephalosporins (Cftx, ceftazidime Caz 30 [micro]g) as well as the monobactam aztreonam (Azt 30 [micro]g) and those inhibited by CAM but not by cefoxitin (Fox 30 [micro]g) were observed; boronic acid discs (Bor) were also used because its hability to inhibit plasmidic AmpC serin [beta]-lactamases (AmpCp) with 3[degrees] generation Cfp as indicators (17).
Aminopenicillins were completely avoided by more than 60% of all Thai physicians, while about half of them considered carbapenem and monobactam "prescribable." First generation cephalosporins would be completely avoided by 48.3% of allergists or prescribed with precaution by 41.4%.
[beta]-Lactam antibiotics are frequently used for Agrobacterium eradication in plant tissues, they are penicillin, cephalosporin, cephamycin, oxacephem, monobactam and carbapenem, and are currently being developed to improve and enlarge antibacterial activity (Demain and Elander, 1999).