alexa Pharmacodynamics of fluoroquinolones.

Journal of Pharmacokinetics & Experimental Therapeutics

Author(s): Lode H, Borner K, Koeppe P

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Fluoroquinolone antimicrobial agents are highly active against aerobic or facultative gram-negative bacilli. The fluoroquinolones have been shown to be very concentration dependent in their rates of killing and also have a postantibiotic effect against most gram-negative pathogens. These properties resemble those of aminoglycosides more than those of the beta-lactam antibiotics. In animal studies, once daily administration of a dose that produced a high peak concentration/minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) ratio of > 10-20:1 resulted in significantly better survival than did regimens in which the same daily dose was used on a more fractionated schedule. Studies in patients, most often with ciprofloxacin, demonstrated that the area under the concentration-time curve (AUC)/MIC ratio (AUIC) is the most important predictor of both clinical and microbiological cure. These findings, when combined with microbiological and pharmacokinetic data, provide the rationale and tools needed for targeting the dosage of fluoroquinolones to individual patients on the basis of pharmacokinetics and the susceptibilities of the bacterial pathogens.
This article was published in Clin Infect Dis and referenced in Journal of Pharmacokinetics & Experimental Therapeutics

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

agrifoodaquavet@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

clinical_biochem@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

business@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

chemicaleng_chemistry@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

environmentalsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

engineering@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

generalsci_healthcare@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

genetics_molbio@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

immuno_microbio@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

omics@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

materialsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

mathematics_physics@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

medical@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

neuro_psychology@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

pharma@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

social_politicalsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version