VOLUME 20 NUMBER 4 WINTER – 2016 – 2017 ISSN 1496-3876
RESISTANCE TO QUINOLONES
Fluoroquinolones, especially later generation ones, have a very wide spectrum of activity. Their excellent bioavailability and seemingly favourable tolerability led to widespread use and, like other antimicrobials, misuse. Not surprisingly resistance predictably followed.
Quinolones are a class of antibiotic with broad-spectrum antibacterial activity. They are well absorbed orally and have good tissue penetration making them popular agents for the treatment of a wide variety of infections.
Dr. Michael Noble visits the African Society for Laboratory Medicine
In December 3-8, 2016 Dr. Noble got the opportunity to visit the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) conference in Cape Town South Africa. ASLM was first created only 5 years ago, and hosts a conference every 3 years.
CMPT Grading Guideline
For the longest time grading consistency was monitored only by “corporate memory” by participants that had a long experience with CMPT and knew and understood our approach to grading. However, by 2014, it was felt that a grading guideline needed to be formulated, to help the committee grade in a consistent way.