Evaluation of the systemic use of polymyxin b in multidrug resistant organisms at akuh: a retrospective analysis
- At: 2010 FIP Congress in Lisbon (Portugal)
- Type: Poster
- By: HAMMAD, Muhammad (Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan)
- Co-author(s): Raza, Syed Shamim (Aga Khan University Hospital, KARACHI, Pakistan)
Sheikh, Abdul Latif (Aga Khan University Hospital, KARACHI, Pakistan)
Ahsan, Salwa (Aga Khan University Hospital, KARACHI, Pakistan)
Â Introduction: Systemic Polymyxin B was introduced into the therapy in 1960s. Its spectrum of activity encompasses gram negative rods including highly resistant acinetobacter & P. aeruginosa. The systemic use of the drug gradually became obsolete due to its major toxicities associated with its systemic use & availability of other safer.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.