Antibacterial activity of meropenem and post-antibiotic effect on selected bacteria

G. Delogu, C. Juliano, A. Angioi, L. Sechi, P. Pirina, E. Gavini, S. Zanetti

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Meropenem is a new stable carbapenem antibiotic with excellent antibacterial activity. We evaluated the 'in vitro' activity on recent clinical isolates of common bacteria and we compared the results to that of imipenem, ceftazidime, cefriaxone and gentamicin. The results obtained demonstrate that meropenem is more active than imipenem on Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonoas aeruginosa. We have demonstrated that both meropenem and imipenem produce an 'in vitro' post-antibiotic effect against Gram negative strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1499-1507
Number of pages9
JournalIgiene Moderna
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • antimicrobial activity
  • meropenem
  • MIC
  • post-antibiotic effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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