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Meropenem Efflux in Pseudomonas aeruginosa at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.022
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105-9
Synopsis: 
This article examined efflux as a mechanism of carbapenem resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates at a hospital in Jamaica. The study detected that 80% of the isolates tested had efflux as a mechanism of resistance to meropenem.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Several mechanisms account for carbapenem resistance in Pseudomonas (P.) aeruginosa which is an emerging problem at a tertiary care hospital (TCH) in Jamaica.  The observed pattern of carbapenem resistance that results from efflux mechanisms is unique because it is specific to meropenem (MEM).  Investigation of efflux as a mechanism of carbapenem resistance needed to be done as the information obtained could inform therapeutic and infection control strategies.

Accepted: 
21 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2016
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