Sharanie V. Sims
Sharanie is an infectious diseases clinical pharmacy specialist for the pharmacy service at Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
Over the past decade, infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms have increased. The limited availability in treatment options for these infections prompted both the UK to create a five-year antimicrobial resistance strategic plan to stimulate the development of new antibiotics, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America to call for ten new antimicrobial agents to be developed by 2020. Ceftazidime-avibactam is a combination of a third-generation cep