Rapid access to pharmacokinetics data and correlation between antimicrobial susceptibility results and drug tissue distribution using a personal computer.

G. Cornaglia, G. M. Rossolini, G. Satta

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MYMIC is a computer-aided system capable of integrating antibiotic susceptibility data with the concentrations the drugs reach in various body tissues and fluids by calculating site concentration/minimal inhibitory concentration quotients. The program can be run on any low-cost personal computer operating under MS-DOS, provided it is equipped with a hard-disk drive and with a minimum of 512 kilobytes of random access memory. The use of the program does not require any knowledge of computer languages. The antibiotic susceptibility data can be entered either as minimal inhibitory concentrations or as inhibitory zone diameters; in the latter case, minimal inhibitory concentrations are automatically calculated via regression formulas. The concentrations obtained by 90 antibiotics in 51 different human tissues and fluids are recorded in a data base of over 1,000 records, obtained from roughly 700 original papers. A MYMIC sample session was simulated by mimicking infections of three different body districts (namely bone, prostate, and sputum) caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli or Providencia stuartii.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-164
Number of pages16
JournalNew Microbiologica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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