Antimicrobial susceptibilities of enterococci isolated from hospitalized patients

M. Venditti, A. Tarasi, V. Gelfusa, E. Nicastri, A. Penni, P. Martino

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Abstract

One hundred and one isolates of Enterococcus species isolated recently from hospitalized patients were evaluated in vitro for antibiotic susceptibility. Teicoplanin and mideplanin were the most active agents, followed by ramoplanin, vancomycin, ciprofloxacin, ampicillin, and imipenem. High-level resistance to gentamicin (MIC >500 μg/ml) and/or streptomycin (MIC >2,000 μg/ml) was found in 60 isolates. High-level resistance to ampicillin (MIC ≥16 μg/ml) was found in 17 isolates. MBC studies revealed that ramoplanin possesses significant bactericidal activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1190-1192
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume37
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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