Antibiotic Strategies in the Era of Multidrug Resistance

George Karam; Jean Chastre; Mark H. Wilcox; Jean-Louis Vincent

Disclosures

Crit Care. 2016;20(136) 

In This Article

Background

ICU patients are particularly at risk of developing infections with multidrug-resistant (MDR) organisms, which are more prevalent in this environment. Appropriate and adequate antibiotic coverage is essential in the treatment of these patients. In the present update, we will discuss the mechanisms of development of resistance, before highlighting some of the key issues related to antibiotic management and possible approaches to prevent further development of resistance.

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE

processing....