Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2007; 9(3):253-267
In spite of development of number of new antimicrobials of other classes, aminoglycosides are still widely used in clinical practice. Their rapid bactericidal activity against the majority of common human pathogens as well as synergism with some other antimicrobials such as b-lactams and glycopeptides allow usage of these agents for treatment of nosocomial and some communityacquired infections. One of the most interesting representatives of aminoglycosides – netilmicin, is described in detail in this literature review.