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1

What are the 3 phenotypes of vancomycin resistance?

vanA, vanB, vanC

2

What group of organisms is vancomycin capable of killing? (name the class and the 5 major targets)

Gram-pos ONLY - *MRSA, *MSSA, *coag-negative staph, *PRSP, *c-dif (clostridium spp.) - Also targets other strep pneumoniae, viridians strep, group strep, enterococcus, corynebacterium, bacillus, listeria, actinomyces, clostridium spp., peptococcus, peptostreptococcus.

3

Since vanc is distributed widely in the tissues, you should use ________________ for dosing.

TBW (total body weight?)

4

How long does it take for vanc to distribute into the tissues?

1 hour - Peak should be drawn 1 hr post-infusion

5

For vancomycin, elimination T1/2 depends on _______ function.

renal function

6

Can pts who are allergic to PCNs be given vancomycin?

Yes! (different structure)

7

What's an e.g. of a target of vancomycin that is a multi-drug-resistant bacterium?

PCN-resistant streptococcus pneumoniae (PRSP)

8

Vanc treats ______-______ c-dif colitis.

moderate-severe

9

Recall: what drug is used to treat mild-mod c-diff?

Metronidazole

10

How does Red Man Syndrome occur? - Which drug is it a/w?

Infusion of vancomycin at too high a RATE - Also a/w other glycopeptides

11

In what specific type of infection would you prefer the 2nd gen glycopeptide dalbavancin to vancomycin? - Which genes must be present?

VRE (must have vanB or vanC gene, not vanA.)

12

What is the MoA of vancomycin?

Binds D-ala-D-ala to inhibit cell wall synthesis

13

What is the MoA of linezolid? (is resistance common or uncommon?)

Binds 50S ribosomal binding site (resistance rare)

14

What is the major class that linezolid can inhibit? List the main targets. - What is the other class?

Gram-pos: - *MSSA - *MRSA - *VRSA, - strep-pneumoniae (including *PRSP), - **enterococcus faecium and faecalis (including *VRE) Also: viridian streptococci, group streptococci, coag-neg staph, bacillis, listeria, clostridium spp (except c-diff), peptostreptococcus, c. acnes. Atypical bacteria: mycobacteria

15

What is unique about the pharmacology of linezolid?

100% bioavailable

16

What major category of pathogens is linezolid generally used for? What body area category is it NOT used for?

* Serious/complicated infections caused by resistant gram-positive bacteria: - Not used for UTIs

17

What is linezolid contraindicated with and what condition does it cause?

- SSRIs, MAOIs - Serotonin syndrome

18

What are the major side effects a/w linezolid?

* Thrombocytopenia/anemia - SSRIs/MAOIs: serotonin syndrome. - Lactic acidosis - BM suppression - Neuropathy

19

What category of drugs are linezolid and tedizolid?

Oxazolinidones

20

What's the advantage of tedizolid over linezolid? Why isn't tedizolid prescribed more often?

- Doesn't cause serotonin syndrome - It's even more expensive than linezolid

21

What class of drugs does daptomycin belong in?

Lipopeptide

22

What class of bacteria is daptomycin active against? Name the bacteria. (*or at least the targeted ones).

Gram-pos: *MRSA *MSSA *VRSA coag-neg staph strep pneumoniae (including *PRSP) viridians streptococi group streptococci *Enterococcus faecium and farcalis (including *VRE)

23

*Daptomycin should NOT be used in the treatment of _____________.

*Pneumonia

24

*What is the major adverse effect a/w daptomycin?

Myopathy and CPK elevation (must continually monitor them)

25

Glycopeptides: mech of action (be specific)? - Time or conc-dependent? - Static or cidal?

Inhibits cell wall synth at a site different than beta-lactams, binding to D-alanyl-D-alanine portion of cell wall, preventing cross-linking. - Time-dependent - Bacteriocidal

26

Vancomycin: mech of resistance? - In what 2 organisms, specifically, is this an issue?

Resistant in VRE/VRSA due to change in D-alanyl-D-alanine binding site of PG.

27

Which glycopeptide is more potent than vanc?

Dalbavancin

28

How can linezolid be administered?

PO or IV

29

What class of drug is the quinupristin-dalfopristin combo? - MoA? - Static or cidal?

Synercid - Streptogramins - Protein synthesis inhibitor (50S ribosomal subunits; late stages) - Bacteriostatic, but syngeristic together to be bacteriocidal.

30

What organism class are quinupristin-dalfopristin effective against? - What is the main target organism? What others are its targets?

Gram-positives, namely VRE. Gram-positive organisms (developed for VRE) - Enterococcus faecium (including VRE)* - MSSA, MRSA - Coagulase-negative staphylococci* - PRSP*, and many more. Also coverage vs. gram-neg aerobes and atypical bacteria (in vitro).