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J Chemother. 2015 Feb;27(1):13-6. doi: 10.1179/1973947813Y.0000000159. Epub 2014 Jan 7.

Acinetobacter baumannii displays inverse relationship between meropenem resistance and biofilm production.

Abstract

In this study the ability for biofilm production among meropenem (MEM)-resistant and -susceptible Acinetobacter baumannii isolates was verified. MEM susceptibility and biofilm production were screened in 116 isolates. Meropenem-resistant A. baumannii isolates showed a reduced ability to produce biofilms compared to those susceptible to MEM (P<0.0001). The results suggest an inverse relationship between biofilm production and MEM resistance in nosocomial A. baumanni isolates.

KEYWORDS:

Acinetobacter,; Biofilm,; Carbapenem,; Oxacillinases

PMID:
24621167
DOI:
10.1179/1973947813Y.0000000159
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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