Antibacterials in the pipeline and perspectives for the near future.


Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZN, United Kingdom; University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Electronic address: [Email]


Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat to the management of infections in our patients. Sound stewardship of antibacterial agents at our disposal must be accompanied by a concerted effort to develop new agents to bolster our armamentarium. This review will cover the latest antibiotics that have come through the pipeline and the role they can play in the management of infections that are increasingly difficult to treat due to resistance mechanisms.