Daptomycin: a review of its use in the management of complicated skin and soft-tissue infections and Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia.

@article{Hair2007DaptomycinAR,
  title={Daptomycin: a review of its use in the management of complicated skin and soft-tissue infections and Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia.},
  author={Philip I. Hair and Susan J. Keam},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={2007},
  volume={67 10},
  pages={
          1483-512
        }
}
Daptomycin (Cubicin) is the first of a new class of antibacterials, the cyclic lipopeptides, and is approved for use in the treatment of complicated skin and soft-tissue or skin-structure infections (hereafter referred to as cSSTI) caused by Gram-positive bacteria and Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia including right-sided infective endocarditis.Daptomycin has activity in vitro against a wide variety of Gram-positive bacteria, including meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin… CONTINUE READING

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