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Delivering precision antimicrobial therapy through closed-loop control systems / Sanjiv, Sharma

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Swansea University Author: Sanjiv, Sharma

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DOI (Published version): 10.1093/jac/dkx458

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Sub-optimal exposure to antimicrobial therapy is associated with poor patient outcomes and the development of antimicrobial resistance. Mechanisms for optimizing the concentration of a drug within the individual patient are under development. However, several barriers remain in realizing true indivi...

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Published in: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
ISSN: 0305-7453 1460-2091
Published: 2017
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa37320
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Abstract: Sub-optimal exposure to antimicrobial therapy is associated with poor patient outcomes and the development of antimicrobial resistance. Mechanisms for optimizing the concentration of a drug within the individual patient are under development. However, several barriers remain in realizing true individualization of therapy. These include problems with plasma drug sampling, availability of appropriate assays, and current mechanisms for dose adjustment. Biosensor technology offers a means of providing real-time monitoring of antimicrobials in a minimally invasive fashion. We report the potential for using microneedle biosensor technology as part of closed-loop control systems for the optimization of antimicrobial therapy in individual patients.
Keywords: plasma, antimicrobials, precision
College: College of Engineering