Antimicrobial resistance among Streptococcus pneumoniae in the United States: have we begun to turn the corner on resistance to certain antimicrobial classes?

@article{Doern2005AntimicrobialRA,
  title={Antimicrobial resistance among Streptococcus pneumoniae in the United States: have we begun to turn the corner on resistance to certain antimicrobial classes?},
  author={Gary V. Doern and Sandra S. Richter and Ashley L. Miller and Norma J Miller and Cassie L Rice and Kristopher P. Heilmann and Susan E. Beekmann},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={139-48}
}
BACKGROUND Antimicrobial resistance has emerged as a major problem in Streptococcus pneumoniae in the United States during the past 15 years. This study was undertaken to elucidate the current scope and magnitude of this problem in the United States and to assess resistance trends since 1994-1995. METHODS A total of 1817 S. pneumoniae isolates obtained from patients with community-acquired respiratory tract infections in 44 US medical centers were characterized during the winter of 2002-2003… CONTINUE READING