In vitro bactericidal activities of ABT-773 against ermB strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae.Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2003 Mar; 47(3):1132-4.AA
The bactericidal activities of ABT-773, a new ketolide, were compared to those of cefuroxime and amoxicillin-clavulanate against 10 strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae containing the ermB gene. MICs and time-kill curves were determined in duplicate per NCCLS guidelines with cation-adjusted Mueller-Hinton broth with 3% lysed horse blood. Viable counts were done at 0, 2, 6, and 24 h. Antibiotic concentrations tested were two and eight times the MIC. ABT-773 MICs ranged from 0.008 to 1.0 micro g/ml. Bactericidal activity was observed with ABT-773 at eight times the MIC against 4 of 10 strains at 24 h compared to 10 of 10 strains with the beta-lactam antibiotics.