Evaluation of 3 different agar media for rapid detection of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae from surveillance samples.

@article{Willems2013EvaluationO3,
  title={Evaluation of 3 different agar media for rapid detection of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae from surveillance samples.},
  author={Elise Willems and Reinoud Cartuyvels and Koen Magerman and Jan L Verhaegen},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={16-9}
}
Rapid detection of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Gram-negative bacilli in surveillance samples of high-risk patients allows early optimization of antimicrobial therapy and timely introduction of infection control procedures. This study evaluated the BLSE (AES Chemunex), chromID ESBL (bioMérieux), and Brilliance ESBL agar (Oxoid) for rapid detection of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae from surveillance samples. A total of 139 perineal and nose samples were processed. Isolated… CONTINUE READING