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The Abbott MS-2 system (Abbott Laboratories, Diagnostic Division, Irving, Tex.), equipped with updated bacterial identification software (version 03.02), was used to perform both direct identification and susceptibility tests on gram-negative bacilli from positive BACTEC blood culture bottles. Ninety-eight of 101 Enterobacteriaceae strains, one strain of(More)
Antimicrobial elution disks containing amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (Augmentin), cefotetan, ciprofloxacin, or norfloxacin were tested in the Avantage automated susceptibility test system. Performance was compared against an agar diffusion procedure in a three-site collaborative study. Results of 1,500 comparison with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid showed a full(More)
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