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Progress Report: Respiratory Infections and Antimicrobial Therapy

Progress Report: Respiratory Infections and Antimicrobial Therapy Abstract THE SEARCH for basically different antibiotics has more or less ground to a standstill inasmuch as massive screening of antibiotic-producing organisms has yielded the same basic types of molecules repeatedly. Few new agents with clear clinical applicability are foreseen. On the other hand there is hope that synthetic molecules such as the nitrofurans and the semisynthetic penicillins may replace naturally occurring agents and permit us to develop drugs with "tailor-made" activity against certain of the more troublesome microorganisms. Meanwhile we will need to apply present drugs to best advantage. There must be careful use of drugs to prevent the emergence of new strains of resistant organisms and, where possible, employment of drug combinations where such are more effective than individual antibiotics. Review Martin says that in "clean" operations an attempt at antimicrobial prophylaxis is potentially dangerous since it extends the time during which contamination can become infection. In patients with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Progress Report: Respiratory Infections and Antimicrobial Therapy

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 81 (3) – Mar 1, 1965

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1965 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1965.00750050324021
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Abstract

Abstract THE SEARCH for basically different antibiotics has more or less ground to a standstill inasmuch as massive screening of antibiotic-producing organisms has yielded the same basic types of molecules repeatedly. Few new agents with clear clinical applicability are foreseen. On the other hand there is hope that synthetic molecules such as the nitrofurans and the semisynthetic penicillins may replace naturally occurring agents and permit us to develop drugs with "tailor-made" activity against certain of the more troublesome microorganisms. Meanwhile we will need to apply present drugs to best advantage. There must be careful use of drugs to prevent the emergence of new strains of resistant organisms and, where possible, employment of drug combinations where such are more effective than individual antibiotics. Review Martin says that in "clean" operations an attempt at antimicrobial prophylaxis is potentially dangerous since it extends the time during which contamination can become infection. In patients with

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Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1965

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