TITLE

Tigeciclina: actividad in vitro en aislamientos de un hospital de infectología

AUTHOR(S)
Barriga-Angulo, Gustavo; De Lourdes Osorio-Carranza, María; Sánchez-Hernández, Eva Aurora
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Revista Medica del IMSS;nov/dic2009, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p583
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: to evaluate the antimicrobial in vitro tigecycline activity at a infectology hospital. Methods: the antimicrobial susceptibility percentages and minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) were determined from 135 gram-negative and 65 gram-positive organisms obtained from both genders of any age hospitalized patients severely infected by plaque microdilution technique for 20 different antimicrobials. Results: tigecycline showed a good antimicrobial activity and MIC 50 and 90 fold lower of all antibiotics assessed for isolated microorganisms including methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, penicillin resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae, as well as for microorganisms in the enterobacteriaceae family and Acinetobacter baumanii. Conclusions: the extensive use of antimicrobial, disinfectants and antiseptics in the hospital setting have developed elevated antimicrobial resistance levels. Tigecycline could be an initial therapeutic alternative against gram-positive and gram-negative including multi-resistant nosocomial pathogens such as Acinetobacter baumanii and meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureusin intra-abdominal, skin and skin structure infections and in the community acquired pneumonia.
ACCESSION #
82564581

 

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