Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 18, issue 3, P435-450 2004 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2004.04.002 View full text
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Margaret Trexler Hessen, Donald Kaye

Abstract: The selection of an antimicrobial regimen is based on a number of factors, including the nature of the infection, the identity and susceptibility of the pathogens, host characteristics, and the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimicrobial agents. This article provides a comprehensive overview of these factors, with particular attention to pharmacokinetics and monitoring for efficacy and toxicity. A brief summary is also provided of some other topics discussed in detail elsewhere in this issue, such a…

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