volume 23, issue 4, P791-815 2009
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2009.06.008
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Matthew E. Levison, Julie H. Levison

Abstract: The pharmacodynamics of an antimicrobial drug relates its pharmacokinetics to the time course of the antimicrobial effects at the site of the infection. Knowledge of the drug's antimicrobial pharmacodynamic effects (eg, rate and extent of bactericidal action and postantibiotic effect) provides a more rational basis for determination of optimal dosing regimens in terms of the dose and the dosing interval than do the minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) and minimal bactericidal concentrations (MBCs) determi…

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