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Monitoring Antibiotics and Inflammatory Markers in Human Blood: Impact in Choice of Antibiotic Therapy and Used Methods

Version 1 : Received: 13 November 2019 / Approved: 14 November 2019 / Online: 14 November 2019 (11:27:55 CET)

How to cite: Berlina, A.N.; Zherdev, A.V.; Dzantiev, B.B. Monitoring Antibiotics and Inflammatory Markers in Human Blood: Impact in Choice of Antibiotic Therapy and Used Methods. Preprints 2019, 2019110163 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0163.v1). Berlina, A.N.; Zherdev, A.V.; Dzantiev, B.B. Monitoring Antibiotics and Inflammatory Markers in Human Blood: Impact in Choice of Antibiotic Therapy and Used Methods. Preprints 2019, 2019110163 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0163.v1).

Abstract

In the modern world, the problem of antibiotic therapy is acute. Despite the diversity of existing antibiotic drugs, their efficacy decreases as new, resistant forms of pathogenic microorganisms emerge. It is extremely difficult to control such processes and even more difficult to treat severe bacterial infections. In such situations, an individual approach to each patient is required and physicians need parameters to estimate the efficacy of antibiotic therapy. This review discusses the significance of monitoring the content of antibiotics in the blood for this purpose, in combination with the content of inflammatory markers, such as C-reactive protein and procalcitonin. The basic principles of antibiotic therapy, and factors in the resistance of microorganisms to antibiotics, are examined. Approaches to assess the efficacy of antibiotic therapy, as well as methods to detect antibiotics and inflammatory markers in the blood of patients, and comparative assessment of their capabilities and limitations, are described.

Subject Areas

individual therapy; metabolism of antibiotics; dosage choice; inflammation; biomarkers

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