Inhibitory and bactericidal effects of telithromycin (HMR 3647, RU 56647) and five comparative antibiotics, used singly and in combination, against vancomycin-resistant and vancomycin-susceptible enterococci.

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The inhibitory and bactericidal effects of telithromycin (HMR 3647, RU 66647) were compared with those of gentamicin, ampicillin, erythromycin, azithromycin and vancomycin against 74 strains of enterococci (34 Enterococcus faecalis and 40 Enterococcus faecium) by agar dilution, broth dilution, time kill assays and postantibiotic effect (PAE). The… (More)

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