Special Issue "Stewardship of Antibiotics for Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: antimicrobial resistance; antimicrobial stewardship; multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria; invasive fungal diseases
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In the last decades, multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) have represented an important threat, for several reasons. Above all, the paucity of dependable therapeutic options, which, until just a few years ago, often relied on potentially nephrotoxic drugs and/or on drugs with possible suboptimal efficacy.
Recently, some much awaited novel agents have become available, restoring our ability to effectively counteract some perilous infections due to these organisms. However, it remains imperative to administer novel agents thoughtfully and in line with antimicrobial stewardship principles, in order to: (i) delay the development of resistance to novel agents; (ii) delay the diffusion of resistance to novel agents, since some cases of inherent or acquired resistance have already been reported. In light of this, our efforts to optimize the use of old agents should also not be discontinued, since they still remain essential for treating infection due to MDR-GNB nonsusceptible to novel agents.
The present special issue focuses on stewardship of both old and novel antibiotics for MDR-GNB infections. We especially encourage submission of original articles and reviews. However, case reports describing peculiar stewardship situations and decisions in patients with MDR-GNB infections will also be considered.
Dr. Daniele Roberto Giacobbe
Dr. Ilias Karaiskos
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- antimicrobial resistance
- antimicrobial stewardship
- multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria