New antibiotics against gram-positives: present and future indications.

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New antibiotics against gram-positives: present and future indications.

Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2015 Jul 29;24:45-51

Authors: Morata L, Mensa J, Soriano A

Abstract
Gram-positive cocci are the most frequent aetiology of community and nosocomially bacterial acquired infections. The prevalence of multidrug-resistant gram-positive bacteria is increasing and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. New antibiotics will be available in the European market during the next months. This revision is focused on lipoglycopeptides, new cephalosporins active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and the new oxazolidinone, tedizolid. The purpose of this review is to describe their in vitro activity, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics, and experience from clinical trials.

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