broad-spectrum antibiotic


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broad-spectrum antibiotic

[¦brȯd ¦spek·trəm ‚ant·i·bī′äd·ik]
(microbiology)
An antibiotic that is effective against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacterial species.
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That is, for any increase (decrease) in no antibiotic use, there must be a compensating decrease (increase) in the probability of any broad-spectrum antibiotic use and/or narrow-spectrum-only antibiotic use.
The perceived association between broad-spectrum antibiotic use and better cure rates may regularly contribute to inappropriate antibiotic selection and warrants further attention from appropriate antibiotic use initiatives.
Interaction between broad-spectrum antibiotics and the combined oral contraceptive pill.
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Recent discoveries regarding the importance of the human microbiota in human health and disease emphasize the need for narrow-spectrum antibacterial agents that avoid the collateral damage of broad-spectrum antibiotics," said David Martin, M.
Patients typically develop CDI from the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics that disrupt normal gastrointestinal (gut) flora, thus allowing C.
This antibiotic destroys bacteria as effectively as ampicillin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, Moore and her colleagues report in the Feb.
marketing rights to a generic version of an intravenous administered broad-spectrum antibiotic.
The patient experienced no clinical improvement despite several courses of empiric broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment.
Because of persistent fever and newly developing lung infiltrates under broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy, invasive fungal infection was suspected, and conventional amphotericin B was administered (1 mg/kg/d).
Those who were able to tolerate a liquid diet were continued on an oral broad-spectrum antibiotic for a minimum of 1 week.