|Title||The conundrum of bacteria-specific antibiotics [Bugworks Research Pvt. Ltd., a C-CAMP Startup]|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2023|
|Journal||J Antimicrob Chemother|
|Date Published||2023 Jun 01|
|Keywords||Anti-Bacterial Agents, Bacteria, Bacterial Infections, Drug Resistance, Bacterial, Dysbiosis, Humans|
There is a continual debate on the pros and cons of broad-spectrum versus pathogen-specific antibiotics. The unmet need for a solution for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has put this argument into sharper focus. A shortage of clinically differentiated antibiotics in late-stage clinical development coupled with the global unmet need in the face of the AMR onslaught has exacerbated the treatment options of drug-resistant bacterial infections. An added dimension to this problem is the current understanding of dysbiosis caused by antibiotics, often leading to negative fallout in immunocompromised patients. We attempt to deconstruct the nuances of this debate from an antibiotics discovery and a clinical standpoint.
|Alternate Journal||J Antimicrob Chemother|