This comprehensive review examines the unique attributes, distinctions, and clinical implications of ceftazidime–avibactam (CAZ-AVI) and meropenem–vaborbactam (MEM-VAB) against difficult-to-treat Enterobacterales infections. Our manuscript explores these antibiotics’ pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties, antimicrobial activities, in vitro susceptibility testing, and clinical data. Moreover, it includes a meticulous examination of comparative clinical and microbiological studies, assessed and presented to provide clarity in making informed treatment choices for clinicians. Finally, we propose an expert opinion from a microbiological and a clinical point of view about their use in appropriate clinical settings. This is the first review aiming to provide healthcare professionals with valuable insights for making informed treatment decisions when combating carbapenem-resistant pathogens.

Ceftazidime/Avibactam and Meropenem/Vaborbactam for the Management of Enterobacterales Infections: A Narrative Review, Clinical Considerations, and Expert Opinion

Marino A.;Stracquadanio S.;Stefani S.;Cacopardo B.;Nunnari G.
2023-01-01

Abstract

This comprehensive review examines the unique attributes, distinctions, and clinical implications of ceftazidime–avibactam (CAZ-AVI) and meropenem–vaborbactam (MEM-VAB) against difficult-to-treat Enterobacterales infections. Our manuscript explores these antibiotics’ pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties, antimicrobial activities, in vitro susceptibility testing, and clinical data. Moreover, it includes a meticulous examination of comparative clinical and microbiological studies, assessed and presented to provide clarity in making informed treatment choices for clinicians. Finally, we propose an expert opinion from a microbiological and a clinical point of view about their use in appropriate clinical settings. This is the first review aiming to provide healthcare professionals with valuable insights for making informed treatment decisions when combating carbapenem-resistant pathogens.
2023
carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales
carbapenemases
ceftazidime–avibactam
Gram-negative infections
meropenem–vaborbactam
new BL/BLICs
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