Prevalence, mechanisms, and risk factors of carbapenem resistance in bloodstream isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

@article{Tam2007PrevalenceMA,
  title={Prevalence, mechanisms, and risk factors of carbapenem resistance in bloodstream isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.},
  author={Vincent H. Tam and Kai-tai Chang and Mark T Larocco and Amy N. Schilling and Shana K McCauley and Keith Poole and Kevin W Garey},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={
          309-14
        }
}
We examined the prevalence of various carbapenem resistance mechanisms in Pseudomonas aeruginosa bloodstream isolates from a university-affiliated hospital. Isolates obtained in 2003 and 2004 were screened for meropenem/imipenem resistance, and clonality was assessed by repetitive-element-based polymerase chain reaction. The presence of carbapenemase and AmpC overexpression was ascertained by spectrophotometric assays. Outer membrane protein profiles were examined by sodium dodecyl sulfate… CONTINUE READING
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