A novel antimicrobial agent joins the battle against resistant bacteria.

@article{Moellering1999ANA,
  title={A novel antimicrobial agent joins the battle against resistant bacteria.},
  author={Robert C. Moellering},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={130 2},
  pages={155-7}
}
Lately, the medical news has featured a disturbing number of reports of the inexorable development of bacterial resistance to almost all available antimicrobial agents (1, 2). Whereas resistant gram-negative bacteria were a major problem in the 1970s, the past decade has seen a crescendo of problems with multidrug-resistant gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin-resistant staphylococci, penicillin-resistant pneumococci, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (3). The latter are… CONTINUE READING

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