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Can monobactams work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes

But this depends upon what infection and the sensitivities of the strain of pseudomonas with which the patient is infected.

In brief: Yes

But this depends upon what infection and the sensitivities of the strain of pseudomonas with which the patient is infected.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Aztreonam

Is the only monobactam available in the usa.
It does have activity against pseudomonas but hospital strains may be resistant.

In brief: Aztreonam

Is the only monobactam available in the usa.
It does have activity against pseudomonas but hospital strains may be resistant.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Maybe

Monobactams are drugs chemically similar to the penicillins.
The only commercially available monobactam in the United States is a drug called aztreonam, it is effective against some strains of pseudomonas but not all. Because of this it is more of a second choice agent in those who can not take drugs that have greater efficacy because of allergies etc.

In brief: Maybe

Monobactams are drugs chemically similar to the penicillins.
The only commercially available monobactam in the United States is a drug called aztreonam, it is effective against some strains of pseudomonas but not all. Because of this it is more of a second choice agent in those who can not take drugs that have greater efficacy because of allergies etc.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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