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febrero 5, 2021

Tedizolid, Faropenem, and Moxifloxacin Combination With Potential Activity Against Nonreplicating Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Background: Mycobacterium tuberculosis [Mtb] could be present in different metabolic population in the lung lesions, and nonreplicating persisters [NRP], associated with latent tuberculosis [TB], are the most difficult to kill. Objective: Test the combination of tedizolid, moxifloxacin, and faropenem for activity against NRP using Mtb SS18b in the hollow fiber model [HFS-TB]. Methods: Tedizolid and moxifloxacin were tested as, first, two-drug combination against log-phase growth [LPG] and,…

Effectiveness of oritavancin for management of skin and soft tissue infections in the emergency department: A case series

Skin and soft tissue infections, such as cellulitis, are commonly diagnosed in the emergency department and these patients are often admitted to the hospital for intravenous antibiotic therapy. Oritavancin is a novel antibiotic approved for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections that is administered as a one-time infusion. While oritavancin has demonstrated comparable efficacy with multi-dose parenteral antibiotics in clinical trials and has been proposed as an alternative to admission…

In Vitro Characterization of Twenty-One Antifungal Combinations against Echinocandin-Resistant and -Susceptible <em>Candida glabrata</em>

This study was designed to analyze the interaction of 21 antifungal combinations consisting of seven major antifungal agents against 11 echinocandin- susceptible and six-resistant C. glabrata isolates. The combinations were divided into five major groups and were evaluated by checkerboard, disc diffusion, and time-killing assays. Synergy based on the fractional inhibitory concentration index of ≤0.50 was observed in 17.65-29.41% of the cases for caspofungin combinations with azoles or…