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Bactrim in crab

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By Chad Cannon Icu pharmacist St. Vincent's Medical Center
Martha Nepka, Efstathia Perivolioti, Eleni Kraniotaki, Lida Politi, Athanasios Tsakris, Spyros Pournaras
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole alone and combined with colistin was tested in vitro against six carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) clinical strains. After 24 h, at achievable serum concentrations, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole effectively killed all strains, while colistin killed only one strain. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole plus colistin rapidly killed all strains after 6 h and for up to 24 h. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, one of the few remaining antimicrobials that still has a degree of activity, particularly combined with colistin, might represent an effective therapy for severe CRAB infections...
November 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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