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Antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: an Italian survey.

G Bonfiglio, V Carciotto, G Russo, S Stefani, G C Schito, E Debbia and G Nicoletti

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Published on behalf of British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Volume 41, issue 2, pages 307-310
Published in print February 1998 | ISSN: 0305-7453
Published online February 1998 | e-ISSN: 1460-2091 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/41.2.307
Antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: an Italian survey.

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In order to assess the current level of resistance to widely used antipseudomonal antibiotics in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a national survey was undertaken. Fifteen hospitals throughout Italy participated in the study. The University of Catania tested the antibiotic susceptibility of 1005 consecutive clinically significant P. aeruginosa collected from March to June 1995. Lack of susceptibility, according to NCCLS breakpoints, was at the following rates: meropenem, 9.1%; imipenem, 19.3%; ceftazidime, 13.4%; carbenicillin, 27.3%; piperacillin, 12%; ticarcillin/clavulanic acid, 22.8%; amikacin, 10.6%; and ciprofloxacin, 31.9%. About half of the isolates (44.4%) were not susceptible to at least one of the antibiotics tested.

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