Comparison of ceftriaxone with standard therapy for bacterial meningitis

Steele, R. W. and Bradsher, R. W. (1983) Comparison of ceftriaxone with standard therapy for bacterial meningitis. Journal of Pediatrics, 103 1: 138-141. doi:10.1016/S0022-3476(83)80801-4

Author Steele, R. W.
Bradsher, R. W.
Title Comparison of ceftriaxone with standard therapy for bacterial meningitis
Journal name Journal of Pediatrics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3476
Publication date 1983
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0022-3476(83)80801-4
Volume 103
Issue 1
Start page 138
End page 141
Total pages 4
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Mosby
Language eng
Abstract Newer β-lactam antibiotics are being considered as alternatives to the current therapy for bacterial meningitis. Features unique to these agents, which make them particularly attractive, include extremely high in vitro activity against common pathogens, excellent penetration into cerebrospinal fluid, broad spectrum of bactericidal activity, and relative rarity of toxicity. The investigational agent, ceftriaxone (RO 13-9904, (Hoffmann-La Roche) offers additional advantages over currently available β-lactam antibiotics in its activity against group B streptococcus and its relatively long half-life of five to eight hours.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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