Oxazolidinones: new antibacterial agents.

  title={Oxazolidinones: new antibacterial agents.},
  author={Charles W Ford and Judith C Hamel and Douglas Stapert and Judy K Moerman and Douglas K Hutchinson and Michael R Barbachyn and Gary E. Zurenko},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  volume={5 5},
The oxazolidinones are a new chemical class of synthetic antibacterial agents that are active orally or intravenously against multidrug-resistant Gram-positive bacteria. Their unique mechanism of action and activity against bacteria that pose therapeutic problems in hospital and community treatments make them promising candidates for antimicrobial agents. 

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