Tag: Beta lactamase inhibitors

A Crash Course of Beta-Lactamases and Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors

Beta-Lactamases make my head hurt. They are so many of them and they impact the therapeutic options for a lot of the infections that we treat. Due to this resistance mechanism, there has been an influx of new beta-lactam/beta-lactamase combinations (ceftazidime-avibactam, meropenem-vaborbactam, etc) to overcome this phenomena. So first, this is a beta-lactam: The penicillin-binding

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