Microbiological tests to predict treatment outcome in experimental device-related infections due to Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Zimmerli1994MicrobiologicalTT,
  title={Microbiological tests to predict treatment outcome in experimental device-related infections due to Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Werner Zimmerli and R. W. Frei and Andreas Franz Widmer and Zarko Rajacic},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={1994},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={959-67}
}
Treatment outcome of experimental device-related infections cannot be predicted by the results of standard susceptibility tests such as MIC. Microorganisms involved in such infections have a slow growth rate and adhere to surfaces. Therefore, laboratory tests were developed taking into account these properties and compared with the treatment outcome in an animal model. Vancomycin, teicoplanin, ciprofloxacin and fleroxacin were tested alone, or in combination with rifampicin for their ability to… CONTINUE READING