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J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Nov;51(11):3846-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01299-13. Epub 2013 Aug 21.

A convenient method to screen for carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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Centre National de Référence de la Résistance aux Antibiotiques, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Besançon, Besançon, France.

Abstract

A combined-disk method using imipenem and cloxacillin was evaluated to discriminate between carbapenemase-producing (n = 56) and nonproducing (n = 62) strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. With a cloxacillin load of 4,000 μg/disk, this very simple method showed a sensitivity and a specificity of 100%, irrespective of the type of carbapenemase produced.

PMID:
23966511
PMCID:
PMC3889778
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.01299-13
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