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*For what conditions is bactericidal antibiotic therapy required? (4 dz’s)

- Meningitis - Endocarditis - Osteomyelitis - Febrile neutropenia

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Bactericidal or bacteriostatic? Cell wall formation/synthesis inhibitors are in general _____________. Nucleic acid synthesis inhibitors are ___________. Protein synthesis inhibitors tend to be ____________. Metabolic inhibitors are usually ______________.

Cell wall formation/synthesis inhibitors are in general bacteriocidal. Nucleic acid synthesis inhibitors are bacteriocidal. (exception: aminoglycosides) Protein synthesis inhibitors tend to be bacteriostatic. Metabolic inhibitors are usually bacteriocidal.

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What are the 3 key concepts to consider regarding infection when considering antibiotic tx?

- Severity - Site - Organism

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What are the 6 key concepts to consider regarding the host when considering antibiotic tx?

- Allergies - Age - Pregnancy - Renal/hepatic function - Drug interactions (w/theirs) - Underlying disease

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What are the 7 key concepts to consider regarding the drug when considering antibiotic tx?

- Predicted activity/measured susceptibility - Clinical efficacy - “Drug of choice” - PK and tissue penetration - PD (need cidal?) - Side Effects - Cost

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What are the 2 groups of natural PCNs?

PCN G and PCN VK (oral)

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What are the 4 types of penicillinase-resistant penicillins?

Nafcillin, oxacillin, methacillin, dicloxacillin

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What are the 2 aminopenecillins?

Ampicillin and amoxicillin

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What is the name of the carboxypenicillin?

Ticarcillin (not avail.)

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What is the name of the ureidopenicillin?

Piperacillin

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Name 4 beta-lactamase inhibitor-combo treatments. (just the overall drug names)

- Unasyn - Timentin - Zosyn - Augmentin

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Are PCNs time- or conc-dependent killing?

- Time-dependent

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What group does PCNs have synergy w/?

Aminoglycosides (against Enterococcus spp., Staphylococcus spp., viridans strep, and gram-negative bacteria)

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PCNs distribute throughout body tissues/fluids except for these 3 sites:

Eye, prostate, and uninflammed CSF.

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*What 5 things are natural PCNs commonly used for treating, besides the organisms previously mentioned? (extra stuff that's on slides but not blue)

- Actinomyces - Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) - Endocarditis prophylaxis - Prevention of rheumatic fever

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What type of infections (not organisms) are amino-PCNs used to treat?

- Respiratory tract infections - Pharyngitis - Sinusitis - Otitis media - Bronchitis - UTIs

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Although not clinically available, what types of conditions do ticarcillin and pipercillin typically treat?

Hospital-acquired infections

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The beta-Lactamase Inhibitor Combination treatment Augmentin is typically used to treat what sx?

Sinusitis, otitis media, upper and lower respiratory tract infections, human or animal bite wounds (similar to amino-PCNs)

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The beta-Lactamase Inhibitor Combination treatments Unasyn, Zosyn, Timentin are typically used to treat what major types of infections?

- Polymicrobial infections - Empiric therapy for febrile neutropenia or hospital-acquired infections (Zosyn)

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MoA of all beta-lactams? - Cidal or static?

Inhibit cell wall synthesis by binding and thus inhibiting PBPs. Inhibits final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis. - Bactericidal

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*Most beta-lactams are eliminated by the ___________. *What are the exceptions? (don't forget cephalosporins)

Kidneys - Nafcillin, oxacillin, dicloxacillin (PRPs) - Ceftriaxone (cephalosporin) - Cefoperazone (cephalosporin)

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What are the beta-lactam mechs of resistance? (Which is most important?)

Beta-lactamase enzymes (most important; cephalosporins are less susceptable), PBP alteration, decreased membrane penetration

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2 eg's of organisms that inhibit beta-lactams via beta-lactamase are:

- PRSP - MRSA

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What 2 drugs are contained in Unasyn?

Ampicillin-sulbactam

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What 2 drugs are contained in Timentin?

Ticarcillin-clavulanate

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What 2 drugs are contained in Zosyn?

Piperacillin-tazobactam

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What 2 drugs are contained in Augmentin?

Amoxicillin-clavulanate

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What is the route of administration of PCN G, aqueous form? Benzathine salt form? Procaine form?

- Aqueous: IV - Benzathine: IM - Procaine: IM

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What is the route of administration for PCN VK?

PO (acid stable)

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Which of the 4 penicillinase-resistant penicillins can be given orally?

Dicloxacillin

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Which of the amino-PCNs have better oral uptake?

Amoxicillin

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Which of the 4 beta-lactamase inhibitor combo treatment drugs can be given orally?

Augmentin

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How do drugs like sulbactam, clavulante, and tazobactam block bacteria from attacking PCNs, which are given together with these drugs?

Prevent beta-lactamase enzymes from working

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With PCNs, do we want more time above MIC, or greater peak:MIC ratio?

More time above MIC (cuz time-dependent killing)

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ALL penicillins have ________ elimination half-lives, and require (frequent/infrequent) dosing. - What are the 2 exceptions to this?

Short (

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*Name the main target organisms of natural penicillins.

- Penicillin-susceptible S. pneumoniae - infections due to other streptococci - Neisseria meningitidis - Syphilis - Clostridium perfringens + tetani

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*Name the main target organism of penicillinase-resistant PCNs (PRPs).

Infections due to MSSA such as skin and soft tissue infections

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*Name the main target organisms of aminopenicillins.

- Enterococcal infections (often with an aminoglycoside) - Listeria monocytogenes

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*Name the main target organisms of Carboxypenicillins and Ureidopenicillins.

- Empiric therapy for HA-infections - Infections due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa (esp piperacillin)

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Adverse effects of PCNs?

- Hypersensitivity rxns (3-10%; cross-reactivity amongst all + some other beta-lactams) - Neurologic (seizures) (- Hematologic) (- GI) (- Interstitial nephritis)

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What organisms do natural PCNs inhibit?

Gram +: PCN-susc. S. aureus (rare), *PCN-susc. S. pneumoniae, *group streptococci, viridans streptococci, enterococcus spp., bacillus spp. Gram -: *Neisseria spp., Pasteurella multocida. Anaerobes: above the diaphragm, *clostridium spp. Other: treponema pallidus (*syphilis; drug of choice)

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What organisms do penicillinase-resistant penicillins inhibit?

Gram +: meth.-susc. S. aureus (*MSSA; target), group streptococci, viridans streptococci.

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What organisms do aminopenicillins inhibit?

Gram +: pen. Susc. S. aureus (rare), pen. Susc. S. pneumoniae, group streptococci, viridans streptococci, *enterococcus spp., *listeria monocytogenes. *Gram -: Proteus mirabilis, some e coli, salmonella, shigella, beta-lactam h. influenzae.

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What organisms do carboxypenicillins inhibit?

Gram +: "marginal" Gram -: Proteus mirabilis, some e coli, salmonella, shigella, beta-lactam h. influenzae, enterobacter spp., pseudomonas aeruginosa (target)

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What organisms do ureidopenicillins inhibit? (Lots, maybe just name the 2 targets)

Gram +: Viridans strep, group strep, some enterococcus. Gram -: Proteus mirabilis, some e coli, salmonella, shigella, beta-lactam h. influenzae, enterobacter spp., *pseudomonas aeruginosa (target), serratia marcescens, some klebsiella spp. Anaerobes: faily good activity (target)

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What organisms do beta-lactamase inhibitor-combos inhibit?

Gram +: S aureus (target; not MRSA). Gram -: H influenzae, e coli, proteus spp., klebsiella spp., Neisseria gonorrhea, moraella catarrhalis. Anaerobes (target): Bacterioids spp.