In vitro evaluation of cefepime and other broad-spectrum beta-lactams for isolates in Malaysia and Singapore medical centers. The Malaysia/Singapore Antimicrobial Resistance Study Group.

@article{Biedenbach1999InVE,
  title={In vitro evaluation of cefepime and other broad-spectrum beta-lactams for isolates in Malaysia and Singapore medical centers. The Malaysia/Singapore Antimicrobial Resistance Study Group.},
  author={Douglas J. Biedenbach and Michael T. Lewis and Ronald N. Jones},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={1999},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={277-83}
}
The degree of activity of several beta-lactam antimicrobial agents was assessed in Malaysia (four medical centers) and Singapore (two medical centers) tested against 570 clinical isolates. The organisms were tested locally by the Etest (AB BIODISK, Solna, Sweden) method, validated by concurrent use of quality assurance strains (94.1% accurate performance overall). Ten groups of bacteria were tested against cefepime, cefpirome, ceftazidime, ceftriaxone, piperacillin/tazobactam, oxacillin, and… CONTINUE READING