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What is the most appropriate dose for an individual patient?
1. Severity of infection
2. Penetration of antibiotic into that site.
3. Status of patient
4. Organism identified
What are bactriostatic drugs and bactericidal?
Bacteriostatic: macrolides, tetra
Bactericidal: beta-lactams, vanco, daptomycin.
Concentration dependent vs. time dependent killing
Concentration: Aminoglycoside, fluoro, metronidazole.
Time: penicillins, cepha., carba, aztreonam, vanco
Post antibiotic effect:
aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones, macrolides, tetracyclines
Treatment duration depends on:
1. the organism
2. type of infection
3. severity of infection
4. relapse or new infection
5. patient's orgran function.
Preventing bacterial resistance:
1. wise use of antibiotic
2. Prevent transmission of pathogens
3. Antibiotic formulary management/restrictions
4. Antimicrobial cycling (rotation)