New antibiotic agents for bloodstream infections.

  title={New antibiotic agents for bloodstream infections.},
  author={Paschalis I Vergidis and Matthew E. Falagas},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  volume={32 Suppl 1},
Infections due to multidrug-resistant pathogens have shown a dramatic worldwide increase in prevalence. Bloodstream infections (BSIs) represent an important cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalised patients. Research in the field led to the introduction of several novel antibiotic agents in the fight against bacterial pathogens. New antibiotics used against Gram-positive bacteria, mainly meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci, include daptomycin… CONTINUE READING


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