Predicting antibiotic resistance, not just for quinolones

Seanin Marie Mccluskey, Charles Knapp

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Abstract

The ability to better understand and predict the onset of antibiotic resistance to new drugs is needed. Antibiotic resistance has become an emerging issue of concern, and there are emphases to minimize its escalation. The number of cases of antibiotic resistant infections is increasing, as are the numbers of multidrug resistant bacteria. As a result, more antibiotics are becoming of limited use and previous attempts to tackle the resistance
problem remain relatively ineffective. If we can more effectively anticipate how and when resistance is likely to arise, we can better manage drug use and perhaps extend efficacy of chemical treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Article number178
Number of pages2
JournalFrontiers in Microbiology
Volume2
Early online date1 Sep 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • antibiotic resistance
  • new drugs
  • antibiotic resistant infections
  • multidrug resistant bacteria
  • chemical treatment

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