Endemic carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter species in Brooklyn, New York: citywide prevalence, interinstitutional spread, and relation to antibiotic usage.

@article{Manikal2000EndemicCA,
  title={Endemic carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter species in Brooklyn, New York: citywide prevalence, interinstitutional spread, and relation to antibiotic usage.},
  author={Vivek M Manikal and David Landman and Gabriel Jim{\'e}nez Jes{\'u}s Saurina and E Oydna and H. Lal and John M Quale},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={101-6}
}
Acinetobacter species are problematic nosocomial pathogens. In November 1997, pathogens isolated by microbiology laboratories were collected from 15 hospitals in Brooklyn, New York. Acinetobacter species accounted for 10% of gram-negative isolates. Only half of Acinetobacter species were susceptible to carbapenems; 11 hospitals had at least 1 isolate resistant to carbapenems. Other Acinetobacter susceptibility rates were as follows: polymyxin, 99%; amikacin, 87%; ampicillin/sulbactam, 47… CONTINUE READING

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