An Infectious Disease Update on Antibiotics: Emerging Resistance

John S. Steinberg, Paul J. Kim, Mark R. Abbruzzese

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Abstract

Podiatric physicians often encounter infectious processes in the lower extremity in inpatient and outpatient settings. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a growing concern for clinicians treating these infections, especially in complex patients who have immune compromise such as diabetes. Although a number of antibiotic options are available for the treatment of lower-extremity soft tissue and bone infections, a careful examination of bacterial susceptibilities, drug resistance, and treatment efficacy can result in better patient care and limb salvage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-309
Number of pages25
JournalClinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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