Lefamulin’s mechanism of action has a low inclination for developing resistance. The drug is a member of the pleuromutilin antibiotic class, and it has low propensity for cross resistance with a variety of antibiotic classes such as macrolide and tetracycline.
In “From Theory to Practice with Faster Diagnostics: It Takes a Team,” Ravina Kullar, PharmD, MPH, FIDSA, will review the burden of antimicrobial resistance and the importance of early targeted antimicrobial therapy.
Each year, doctors in the U.S. perform more than 4 billion diagnostic tests, which have become more sophisticated and easier to execute as technology has improved. However, research has found that many physicians assume tests are more accurate than they are.
While diagnostic testing might seem complex or daunting if you don’t work in medicine or science, it’s important to understand the role those tests play in healthcare—especially when it comes to infectious diseases.