Activity of glycopeptides in combination with amikacin or rifampin againstStaphylococcus epidermidis biofilms on plastic catheters

@article{Pascual2005ActivityOG,
  title={Activity of glycopeptides in combination with amikacin or rifampin againstStaphylococcus epidermidis biofilms on plastic catheters},
  author={{\'A}. Pascual and E. Ram{\'i}rez de Arellano and E. Perea},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={13},
  pages={515-517}
}
The in vitro activity of vancomycin and teicoplanin (fourfold the MBC), alone and in combination with amikacin (16 mg/l) or rifampin (1 mg/l), againstStaphylococcus epidermidis (slime-producing and non slime-producing strains) biofilms on different plastic catheters was evaluated. The addition of amikacin or rifampin significantly increased the activity of glycopeptides against sessile bacteria. With the slime-producing strain, these combinations were able to sterilize the surface of Vialon and… Expand
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