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January 1979

Netilmicin: A New Aminoglycoside in the Treatment of Septic Burn Patients

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Baltimore Regional Burn Center, Baltimore City Hospitals.

Arch Surg. 1979;114(1):28-30. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370250030005

• Netilmicin sulfate, a new aminoglycoside antibiotic, was administered to ten patients with thermal burns who were suffering from septic complications, usually burn wound sepsis. There were seven survivors. Eighty-three percent of all clinical isolates recovered showed sensitivity to the drug. No renal or auditory side effects were noted in any of the patients.

(Arch Surg 114:28-30, 1979)