Trends in antimicrobial resistance among clinical isolates of enterococci in a Brazilian tertiary hospital: a 4-year study.

@article{Conceio2011TrendsIA,
  title={Trends in antimicrobial resistance among clinical isolates of enterococci in a Brazilian tertiary hospital: a 4-year study.},
  author={Nat{\'a}lia Conceiç{\~a}o and Cristina da Cunha Hueb Barata de Oliveira and Paulo Roberto Fagundes da Silva and B{\'a}rbara Godoi Melo Avila and Adriana Gonçalves de Oliveira},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  year={2011},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={177-81}
}
INTRODUCTION In the past two decades members of the genus Enterococcus have emerged as important nosocomial pathogens worldwide. This study prospectively analyzed the distribution of species and trends in antimicrobial resistance among clinical isolates of enterococci in a Brazilian tertiary hospital from 2006-2009. METHODS Enterococcal species were identified by conventional biochemical tests. The antimicrobial susceptibility profile was performed by disk diffusion in accordance with the… CONTINUE READING