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Antimicrobials - Keywords

Empirical treatment Based upon clinical symptoms, signs, laboratory findings, and epidemiologic informaiton
Definitive treatment Based upon results of microbiologic tests and where appropriate, in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility testing
In vitro susceptibility testing Measure of an antimicrobial agent required to inhibit or kill organisms in vitro compared with the expected concentration of the drug achieved in the blood or urine with usual dosages of the drug in healthy volunteer subjects or in moderately ill patients
MIC-50 edian antibiotic concentration at which one-half of strains are more sensitive
MIC-90 Concentration that inhibits 90% of the isolates
Created by: AlneciaPHS