Dr. Jose Montero, Professor of Medicine at the Division of Infectious Diseases, Morsani College of Medicine, presents a basic review of anti-infective agents. Dr. Montero begins by discussing the initial assessment of antibiotic choice, related to broad versus narrow spectrum coverage, allergy assessement, and awareness of normal flora versus pathogens. Next, he discusses MIC interpretation and mechanisms of resistance. Dr. Montero then covers each of the major antibiotic classes, including cephalosporins, carbapenems, flouroquinolones, aminoglycosides, gloycopeptines, and oxazolidinones. Lastly, Dr. Montero discusses antibiotic agents used for the coverage of highly resistant bacteria. Cost information about antibiotic agents is also shared.
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