[Retrospective studies of resistance patterns of antibiotics in 1971 to 1974 (author's transl)].

@article{Driessen1977RetrospectiveSO,
  title={[Retrospective studies of resistance patterns of antibiotics in 1971 to 1974 (author's transl)].},
  author={Jaap H. Driessen},
  journal={Medizinische Klinik},
  year={1977},
  volume={Spec No},
  pages={suppl 7-11}
}
A retrospective study was made of the resistance patterns of 16700 pathogenic bacterial strains from the region of Dordrecht (Netherlands) from the years 1971 through 1974. The importance of computer analysis for questions about resistance and antibiotic usage monitoring is supported. The practical importance of those analyses is the fact that antibiotics often have to be given without a known antibiogram. In those instances one must rely on historical data to guide the therapy and to compose a… CONTINUE READING