Outbreak of multiple clones of imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates expressing OXA-58 carbapenemase in an intensive care unit.

@article{Pournaras2006OutbreakOM,
  title={Outbreak of multiple clones of imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates expressing OXA-58 carbapenemase in an intensive care unit.},
  author={Spyros Pournaras and Antonios Markogiannakis and Alexandros Ikonomidis and Lydia Kondyli and Katerina Bethimouti and Antonios N. Maniatis and Nicholas John Legakis and Athanassios Tsakris},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={557-61}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the resistance mechanisms and the genetic relationship of imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates recovered in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary care hospital. METHODS Imipenem-resistant A. baumannii clinical and environmental isolates were collected in the ICU of the Red Cross General Hospital, Athens, Greece between March and October 2002. The isolates were tested by Etest MBL, PCR, RT-PCR and sequencing for carbapenemase-encoding genes, PFGE… CONTINUE READING