Formula to help select rational antimicrobial therapy (FRAT): its application to community- and hospital-acquired urinary tract infections.

@article{Blondeau1999FormulaTH,
  title={Formula to help select rational antimicrobial therapy (FRAT): its application to community- and hospital-acquired urinary tract infections.},
  author={Joseph M Blondeau and Glenn Tillotson},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={1999},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={
          145-50
        }
}
  • Joseph M Blondeau, Glenn Tillotson
  • Published in
    International journal of…
    1999
  • Medicine
  • The selection of antimicrobial agents is guided by the use of formularies which often constrain prescribing options. There are several factors which influence the inclusion of specific agents. Two of the most important factors are microbial etiology of a disease and the incidence of antibiotic resistance. Various surveillance programs have highlighted the regional differences in antimicrobial susceptibility/resistance among various pathogens. This simple formula enables individual physicians… CONTINUE READING

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