Impact of drug-exposure intensity and duration of therapy on the emergence of Staphylococcus aureus resistance to a quinolone antimicrobial.

Abstract

We have shown previously in animal model and in vitro systems that antimicrobial therapy intensity has a profound influence on subpopulations of resistant organisms. Little attention has been paid to the effect of therapy duration on resistant subpopulations. We examined the influence of therapy intensity (area under the concentration/time curve for 24 h… (More)

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