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1

Name two healthcare acquired infections

Clostridium difficle
MRSA

2

What are antibiotics active against

bacteria

3

Bactericidal
Bacteriostatic

An antimicrobial that kills bacteria
An antimicrobial that inhibits growth of bacteria

4

When is an organism considered sensitive

it is inhibited or killed by levels of the antimicrobial that are available at the site of an infection

5

When is an organism considered resistant

it is not killed or inhibited by levels of the antimicrobial that are available at the site of an infection

6

What are the three routes of administration for antibiotics

Topical - skin surface
Systemic - Orally/Internally
Parenteral - IV or intramuscularly

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What are the three metabolic areas that antibiotics inhibit to kill bacteria

Cell wall
Nucleic acid synthesis
Protein synthesis

8

Why are human cells not affected by antibiotics

as human cells do not have a cell wall

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What antibiotics inhibit cell wall synthesis

Penicillins
Cephalosporins
Glycopeptides


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What are Penicillins and Cephalosporins classed as and who do they inhibit call wall growth

Beta- Lactams
Disrupt peptidoglycan synthesis by inhibiting enzymes responsible for cross linking the carbohydrate chains

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what happens to a bacteria when the cell wall has been disrupted

Organism finally killed by autolytic enzymes

12

What is the structural component of the bacterial cell wall and the enzymes known as

Penicillin binding proteins

13

What was the original B- Lactam discovered and why are gram negative organisms resistant

Benzyl Penicillin
Impermeability of gram negative cell wall

14

Whats a MIC (minimal inhibitory concentration)

Min conc of antimicrobial needed to inhibit visible growth of a given organism

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What is a MBC (minimal bactericidal concentration)

Min conc of the antimicrobial needed to kill a given organism

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What are two glycopeptide antibodies

Vancomycin and Teicoplanin

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How do glycopeptides work

Inhibit peptidoglycan precursor acting prior to B-Lactam

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What Bacteria can glycopetides not penetrate

Gram negative, therefore only act on Gram positive

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Where are glycopeptides not absorbed and how are they administrated

GI tract
Usually Parentally

20

What is a common problem with vancomycin

toxicity

21

What antimicrobials inhibit protein synthesis

Aminoglycosides
Macrolides and Tetracyclines
Oxazoldinones
Cyclic Lipopeptide

22

What is a common aminoglycoside and and what infections do they provide a useful treatment

Gentamicin
Gram negative coliform infections including pseudomonas

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Why does Gentamicin dosage have to be monitored

Because of it toxicity

24

What are Macrolides and Tetracyclines are used as alternatives to penicillin to treat

Gram positive infections

25

What are examples of Macrolides

erthromysin
clarithromysin

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What is an example of a Oxazolidinones, and what is it active against

Linezolid
Good activity against MRSA and held in reserve for serious infections

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What is an example of a cyclic lipopeptide and what is it active against

Daptomycin
Active against Gram positives and MRSA
Used in serious infections

28

How do antibiotics inhibit nucleic acid synthesis

By interrupting the supply of precursors for DNA synthesis

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What antimicrobials inhibit nucleic acid synthesis

Trimethoprim and Sulphamethoxazole
Fluoroquinolones

30

What is Co- Trimoxazole

the combined drug of Trimethoprim and Sulphamethoxazole

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