Antibiotic resistance of pathogens causing community-acquired pneumonia

Show simple item record Feldman, Charles Anderson, Ronald 2012-12-12T11:24:24Z 2013-06-30T00:20:04Z 2012-06
dc.description.abstract Community-acquired pneumonia remains an important cause of disease and death both in the developed and the developing worlds and therefore continues to have major medical impact. The mortality remains high despite the ready availability of potent antimicrobial agents to which the organisms are susceptible. However, management of these infections is potentially complicated by the emerging resistance of many of the common pathogens to the different classes of antibiotics that are usually prescribed. Furthermore, it is also being recognized that antibiotic resistance and/or treatment failures may occur not only through traditional microbial antibiotic resistance mechanisms, but also through less well-defined mechanisms, particularly those developed by the microbes in relation to their quorum sensing/biofilm machinery. Much recent research in this field has been focused on evaluating the clinical impact of antibiotic resistance on optimal antibiotic treatment and antimicrobial choices, as well as alternative strategies to deal with antibiotic resistance and/or treatment failures. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Feldman, C & Anderson R 2012, 'Antibiotic resistance of pathogens causing community-acquired pneumonia', Seminars in Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 232-243. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1069-3424 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1098-9048 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1055/s-0032-1315635
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Thieme Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2012 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. en_US
dc.subject Antibiotic resistance en_US
dc.subject Biofilm formation en_US
dc.subject Community-acquired pneumonia en_US
dc.subject Fluoroquinolones en_US
dc.subject Macrolides en_US
dc.subject Quorum sensing en_US
dc.subject β-lactam antibiotics en_US
dc.title Antibiotic resistance of pathogens causing community-acquired pneumonia en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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