Revista chilena de infectología
versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018
CONA T., ERNA. STAGES IN THE EVALUATION OF SEVERAL CEPHALOSPORINS: A LOGICAL ALGORITHM. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2002, vol.19, suppl.2, pp. 88-92. ISSN 0716-1018. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182002019200004.
The selection of most appropriate cephalosporins to be tested by the microbiology laboratory constitutes a collaborative decision of the laboratory together with the infectious diseases specialist, the pharmacy, the medical staff, and the infection control committee. The considerations for this selection must include: to be approved by FDA, reliability of in vitro test, approved clinical efficacy, type of microorganism, the infection site, location of the patient (out versus in patient), to consider NCCLS recommendations and to minimize the emergence of resistance. According to these variables primary and second line schedules may be constructed
Palabras llave : Cephalosporins; Susceptibility test; Selection of antimicrobial agents.