Stimuli responsive biomaterials offer a unique advantage over traditional local drug delivery systems in that the drug elution rate can be controllably increased to combat developing symptomology or maintain high local elution levels for disease treatment. The mechanisms of resistance in biofilms are different from the now familiar plasmids, transposons, and mutations that confer innate resistance to individual bacterial cells. However, they do not reach levels that would be likely to eradicate biofilms. The aim of this study was to determine the potential influence of variables such as the cell content in the fluid, and serum levels, on the concentrations of ceftibuten, cefixime and azithromycin in the middle ear fluid of patients suffering from acute otitis media. Do you want to read the rest of this article? The highest antibiotic levels against Staphylococcus aureus reach 8.
Otitis media with effusion OME is a leading cause of hearing difficulty in children.
Amoxicillin middle ear fluid penetration and pharmacokinetics in children with acute otitis media.