Pharmacodynamic modelling of in vitro activity of tetracycline against a representative, naturally occurring population of porcine Escherichia coli

Ahmad, A., Zachariasen, C., Christiansen, L. E., Græsbøll, K., Toft, N., Matthews, L. , Damborg, P., Agersø, Y., Olsen, J. E. and Nielsen, S. S. (2015) Pharmacodynamic modelling of in vitro activity of tetracycline against a representative, naturally occurring population of porcine Escherichia coli. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 57, 79. (doi:10.1186/s13028-015-0169-0) (PMID:26603151) (PMCID:PMC4657295)

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Abstract

Background The complex relationship between drug concentrations and bacterial growth rates require not only the minimum inhibitory concentration but also other parameters to capture the dynamic nature of the relationship. To analyse this relationship between tetracycline concentration and growth of Escherichia coli representative of those found in the Danish pig population, we compared the growth of 50 randomly selected strains. The observed net growth rates were used to describe the in vitro pharmacodynamic relationship between drug concentration and net growth rate based on E max model with three parameters: maximum net growth rate (α max ); concentration for a half-maximal response (E max ); and the Hill coefficient (γ). Results The net growth rate in the absence of antibiotic did not differ between susceptible and resistant isolates (P = 0.97). The net growth rate decreased with increasing tetracycline concentrations, and this decline was greater in susceptible strains than resistant strains. The lag phase, defined as the time needed for the strain to reach an OD 600 value of 0.01, increased exponentially with increasing tetracycline concentration. The pharmacodynamic parameters confirmed that the αmax between susceptible and resistant strains in the absence of a drug was not different. EC 50 increased linearly with MIC on a log–log scale, and γ was different between susceptible and resistant strains. Conclusions The in vitro model parameters described the inhibition effect of tetracycline on E. coli when strains were exposed to a wide range of tetracycline concentrations. These parameters, along with in vivo pharmacokinetic data, may be useful in mathematical models to predict in vivo competitive growth of many different strains and for development of optimal dosing regimens for preventing selection of resistance.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Matthews, Professor Louise
Authors: Ahmad, A., Zachariasen, C., Christiansen, L. E., Græsbøll, K., Toft, N., Matthews, L., Damborg, P., Agersø, Y., Olsen, J. E., and Nielsen, S. S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1751-0147
ISSN (Online):1751-0147
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Ahmad et al.
First Published:First published in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 57:79
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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