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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Antimicrobial Therapy During Pregnancy [terapêutica Antimicrobiana Durante A Gestação]
Author: Del Fiol F.D.S.
Gerenutti M.
Groppo F.C.
Abstract: Like anybody else, pregnant women are susceptible to infections. The correct treatment of these women, however, must consider along with pathogens, the infection site and antibiotic pharmacokinetics, the fetus and possible side effects to the child. When prescribing over this special condition, the physician must remember that the prescription will affect two people and the drug must treat the mother without affect the fetus. Beta-lactams having a long history of use without significant deleterious effects on the fetuses still are the safest choice during pregnancy. However, considering the constant increase of multi-resistant microorganisms, the physician has been forced to use some kind of different antimicrobial agent. Usually, data regarding safety during pregnancy are very limited on the "newer agents", which causes serious doubts during their prescription. In addition, many studies regarding the safety use of antibiotics during pregnancy are inconclusive or demand more evidences. The present study is a wide revision regarding the use of antibiotics during pregnancy, considering their pharmacokinetics and the clinical experience in recent years. © Copyright Moreira Jr. Editora.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2007
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