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Current Pharmaceutical Design


ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

General Review Article

Novel Antibacterial Strategies for Combating Bacterial Multidrug Resistance

Author(s): Xiao-Ling Xu, Xu-Qi Kang, Jing Qi, Fei-Yang Jin, Di Liu and Yong-Zhong Du*

Volume 25 , Issue 44 , 2019

Page: [4717 - 4724] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1381612825666191022163237

Price: $65


Background: Antibacterial multidrug resistance has emerged as one of the foremost global problems affecting human health. The emergence of resistant infections with the increasing number of multidrug-resistant pathogens has posed a serious problem, which required innovative collaborations across multiple disciplines to address this issue.

Methods: In this review, we will explain the mechanisms of bacterial multidrug resistance and discuss different strategies for combating it, including combination therapy, the use of novel natural antibiotics, and the use of nanotechnology in the development of efflux pump inhibitors.

Results: While combination therapy will remain the mainstay of bacterial multi-drug resistance treatment, nanotechnology will play critical roles in the development of novel treatments in the coming years.

Conclusion: Nanotechnology provides an encouraging platform for the development of clinically relevant and practical strategies to overcome drug resistance in the future.

Keywords: Bacterial multidrug resistance, antibiotics, combination therapy, efflux pumps, nanotechnology, infections.

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