Methods: Mice received either humanized exposures of cefiderocol equivalent to the clinical dose [2g q8h 3h inf.] or cefepime (FEP) reflective of a 2g q8h 3h inf or vehicle. Efficacy was determined as the change in log CFU at 24, 48 and 72h compared with 0h controls. MICs were determined on organisms recovered from both the control and treatment animals.
Results: In AB, PSA and Enterobacteriaceae (EB) displaying MICs 0.5-8 (n=9), infected mice given cefiderocol showed reductions of 0.5-3 log CFU at 72h. The killing profile observed among these 9 isolates followed a similar trend, demonstrating an initial reduction in bacterial burden at 24h which was sustained at 48h and 72h. As expected based on the PD profile of cefiderocol, no killing was seen with the AB isolate (MIC=16). While cefiderocol exposure resulted in the killing of the FEP resistant phenotype of the EB, mice receiving FEP displayed growth similar to controls. Infection with the remaining 2 organisms (EC 462, MIC=1; KP 531, MIC=4) resulted in a cumulative increase in bacterial burden over the study duration resulting in 1-2 logs growth following cefiderocol exposure over 72h. Retest MICs revealed an increase (≥2 dilutions) compared with control in only 1 animal (1/54 samples or 1.8%) observed in EC 462 at 72h. Additional samples from this group (2/3) remained unchanged throughout the study duration. Importantly, the retest MIC for this sample did not exceed the MIC of 4mg/L.
Conclusion: These data show that for isolates demonstrating kill at 24h, cefiderocol efficacy was unchanged over the 72h treatment period. Despite the MDR profile of the pathogens tested their phenotypic profile remained largely unchanged and adaptive resistance during therapy was not observed.
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