Approach to resistant gram-negative bacterial pulmonary infections in patients with cystic fibrosis.
- Published Article
Current opinion in pulmonary medicine
- Publication Date
Nov 01, 2003
Therapy for antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in cystic fibrosis involves the use of new laboratory methods (synergy testing or multiple-combination bactericidal testing) to optimize antibiotic treatment strategies. Clinical trials are required to address whether treatment guided by susceptibility testing improves clinical outcomes. Future novel approaches will likely include drugs that can disrupt bacterial biofilm formation and the use of cationic peptide antimicrobial compounds.
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