SURVEILLANCE of CARBAPENEM NON-SUSCEPTIBLE GRAM NEGATIVE STRAINS and CHARACTERIZATION of CARBAPENEMASES of CLASSES A, B and D in a LEBANESE HOSPITAL.

@article{Hammoudi2015SURVEILLANCEOC,
  title={SURVEILLANCE of CARBAPENEM NON-SUSCEPTIBLE GRAM NEGATIVE STRAINS and CHARACTERIZATION of CARBAPENEMASES of CLASSES A, B and D in a LEBANESE HOSPITAL.},
  author={Dalal Hammoudi and Carole Ayoub Moubareck and Abeer Kanso and Patrice Nordmann and Dolla Karam Sarkis},
  journal={Le Journal medical libanais. The Lebanese medical journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={
          66-73
        }
}
The production of carbapenem-hydrolyzing enzymes has been recognized as one of the most currently relevant resistance mechanisms in gram negative bacterial isolates, and is being detected in various countries. In Lebanon, carbapenem resistance was studied among gram negative pathogens collected from a university hospital from January to June of years 2011 and 2012. All isolates were subjected to phenotypic tests including antibiotic susceptibility, cloxacillin effect, modified Hodge test, and… 

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