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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)
  • Abstract:

     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

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Last update 4 October 2019

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