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Antibiotics

Gentamicin.Methods of estimating antibiotic therapeutic effectiveness have been discussed elsewhere (chapter 14). Several antibiotics possess therapeutic ranges whose upper limits border on toxicity. Serum assays for several of these have been developed, most commonly using some type of immunoassay. One example will be used to illustrate general principles. Gentamicin (Garamycin) is one of the aminoglycoside […]

Septicemia and Bacteremia

The concept of septicemia should probably be separated from that of bacteremia, although in many studies the two are not clearly separated. In bacteremia, a few bacteria from a focal area of infection escape from time to time into the peripheral blood. However, the main focus remains localized, and symptoms are primarily those that are […]