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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Saunders, Geoffrey; Bodonaik. Nabin C.; Smikle, Monica ; Jones, A.; Jones, J.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Microbiology
Article Title
Multi-Resistant Escherichia Coli [Abstract]
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2003
Volume ID
52 Suppl. 6
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Page(s)
24
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Objective: To confirm multi-resistant amongst a collection of clinical isolates of Escherichia coli using the Vitek automated susceptibility testing system. Methods: In a 30-day collection period, 21 isolates of multi-resistant E coli were obtained from seven patients. Two were single isolates from two patients, whilst the remaining 19 isolates from two (or more) specimens from the other five patients. On disc diffusion susceptibility testing, these isolates were found resistant to amoxicillin, amoxicillin-calvulanate, piperacillin, cefazolin, cefotaxime, ceftazidime, gentamicin, amikacin and ciprofloxacin. These results were checked using the Vitek System (Biomerieux, france) with GNI+ and GNS-118 cards, which also gave results for piperacillin-tazobactam and cefepime.....
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