Case Commentary: the Need for Cefiderocol Is Clear, but Are the Supporting Clinical Data?

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Case Commentary: the Need for Cefiderocol Is Clear, but Are the Supporting Clinical Data?

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 03 24;64(4):

Authors: Shields RK

Abstract
Cefiderocol is a newly approved siderophore cephalosporin that demonstrates expanded in vitro activity against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. In two challenging cases reported here, cefiderocol shows potential utility as salvage therapy against difficult-to-treat pathogens with limited or no treatment options; however, two multicenter, randomized clinical trials have yielded mixed results among cefiderocol-treated patients. Taken together, clinicians must balance a clear need for cefiderocol in clinical practice with the uncertainties that have stemmed from the available data.

PMID: 32015037 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]