Agents of Last Resort: An Update on Polymyxin Resistance.

Agents of Last Resort: An Update on Polymyxin Resistance.

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2020 Sep 30;:

Authors: Yang Q, Pogue JM, Li Z, Nation RL, Kaye KS, Li J

Abstract
Polymyxin resistance is a major public health threat, because the polymyxins represent last-line therapeutics for gram-negative pathogens resistant to essentially all other antibiotics. Minimizing any potential emergence and dissemination of polymyxin resistance relies on an improved understanding of mechanisms of and risk factors for polymyxin resistance, infection prevention and stewardship strategies, together with optimization of dosing of polymyxins (eg, combination regimens).

PMID: 33011049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]