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Optimal Management of Complicated Infections in the Pediatric Patient: The Role and Utility of Ceftazidime/Avibactam

Authors Bassetti M, Peghin M, Mesini A, Castagnola E

Received 8 October 2019

Accepted for publication 11 February 2020

Published 12 June 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 1763—1773


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Sahil Khanna

Matteo Bassetti,1,2 Maddalena Peghin,1 Alessio Mesini,3 Elio Castagnola3

1Infectious Diseases Clinic, Department of Medicine University of Udine and Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata, Udine, Italy; 2Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy; 3Division of Infectious Diseases, IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy

Correspondence: Matteo Bassetti
Clinica Malattie Infettive, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Santa Maria Della Misericordia, Piazzale Santa Maria Della Misericordia 15, Udine 33100, Italy
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Abstract: Antimicrobial resistance poses a substantial threat to global public health. The pursuit of new antibiotics has decreased and very few options have been investigated for the treatment of complicated multidrug-resistant Gram-negative (MDR-GN) infections in adult population and even less in pediatric patients. Ceftazidime-avibactam (CAZ-AVI) is novel cephalosporin/β-lactamase inhibitor (BL-BLI) combination with broad antibacterial spectrum. The aim of this review is to describe the current and future role CAZ-AVI in the pediatric population with suspected or confirmed MDR-GN infections.

Keywords: pediatric, infections, multidrug-resistant Gram-negative, ceftazidime/avibactam

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