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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Previous researchers have found that non-Hispanic black children were less likely than non-Hispanic white children to receive a diagnosis that justified an antibiotic and, conditional on receipt of an antibiotic, non-Hispanic black children were less likely to receive a broad-spectrum antibiotic (Gerber et al.
For the purposes of this study, broad-spectrum antibiotics were defined as quinolones, amoxicillin/clavulanate, second- and third-generation cephalosporins, as well as azithromycin and datithromycin.
Of the uncomplicated cases, the readmission rate for patients who got broad-spectrum antibiotics was 1.
The findings support those from a prior regional study that also showed a lower rate of OM diagnosis and lower broad-spectrum antibiotic use in black children, and suggest these racial differences in diagnosis and prescribing also occur at the national level, Dr.
The findings could have a major impact nationally, given that broad-spectrum antibiotics account for roughly half of the 40 million antibiotic prescriptions written per year for children in the United States for acute respiratory tract infections in the outpatient setting, according to Dr.
In addition to disease incidence, they looked at changes in both antifungal prophylaxis and empirical treatment, and the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in the NICUs.
Afterward, patients were continued on oral broad-spectrum antibiotic coverage for a minimum of 1 week.
AzaSite contains the drug azithromycin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic formulated with DuraSite[R], InSite's patented drug-delivery vehicle.
AzaSite contains the drug azithromycin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, formulated with DuraSite([R]), InSite Vision's patented drug-delivery vehicle.
Unlike many antibiotic drugs which act on biochemical targets and to which bacterial resistance readily develops, PolyMedix's antimicrobial compounds have the potential to be rapid acting broad-spectrum antibiotic because they appear to work biophysically by a novel mechanism that targets and disrupts bacterial cell membranes.
Unlike many antibiotic drugs which act on biochemical targets and to which bacterial resistance readily develops, PolyMedix's antimicrobial compounds have the potential to be rapid acting broad-spectrum antibiotic drugs because they appear to work biophysically by a novel mechanism that targets and disrupts bacterial cell membranes.