Penicillin-aminoglycoside synergy and post-antibiotic effect for enterococci.

  title={Penicillin-aminoglycoside synergy and post-antibiotic effect for enterococci.},
  author={Trevor G Winstanley and J G Hastings},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  volume={23 2},
The post-antibiotic effect (PAE) on seven strains of enterococci was studied using a novel ATP method and conventional viable counting. There was a good correlation between the results of the two techniques. In strains exhibiting low-level resistance to penicillin and streptomycin, PAEs of 1 to 2.4 h (mean 1.8 h) resulted from exposure to penicillin; shorter PAEs were induced by streptomycin (0.2-0.3 h; mean 0.2 h). Addition of streptomycin to pencillin increased the duration of penicillin… CONTINUE READING