Lack of additive effect between mechanisms of resistance to carbapenems and other beta-lactam agents inPseudomonas aeruginosa

Eighty-nine clinical isolates resistant (n=61) or susceptible (n=28) to imipenem and exhibiting the main patterns of susceptibility to other β-lactam agents (wild type pattern, penicillinase pattern, constitutive cephalosporinase pattern) were studied in order to investigate (i) the mechanism of resistance involved and (ii) whether resistance to carbapenems… CONTINUE READING