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We have evaluated the ability of imipenem and meropenem to select, in vitro, resistant mutants of two clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae producing both SHV and TEM beta-lactamases. Only meropenem selected mutants of both isolates for which the MICs of meropenem, but not imipenem, were markedly higher than those for the parent strains; the MICs of(More)
Chromosomal or plasmid-encoded beta-lactamases are the most frequent causes of resistance to broad-spectrum beta-lactam antibiotics in clinical isolates of Gram-negative bacteria. Different screening methods can be used for their detection during routine laboratory work, while molecular biological methods may help in the detection of the genetic background(More)
Simultaneous outbreaks of S. marcescens infection going on in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Surgical Department of the same hospital were investigated by pyrolysis mass spectrometry (PyMS). The PyMS analysis of the strains clearly demonstrated that the two outbreaks were caused by different strains. The 14 S. marcescens isolates from the first(More)
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