Darton, T., Partridge, D., Davis, S. and Townsend, R. (2008) Evaluation of an agar-gradient minimum-inhibitory-concentration method (the Etest) as a rapid and direct measure of antimicrobial susceptibility in Gram-negative bacteraemia. In: Sepsis 2008, 19 - 22 November 2008, Granada, Spain.
The selection of appropriate antibiotics to treat Gram-negative bacteraemia may be life-saving. Rapid methods of antimicrobial susceptibility testing have sought to guide early antibiotic selection and usage. We sought to evaluate whether a combination of chromogenic agar and six Etest gradient diffusion strips could be used to provide a clinically useful, direct rapid antimicrobial susceptibility test result following 4 hours of incubation.
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|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > School of Biological Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Biomedical Science (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Sheffield Import|
|Date Deposited:||09 Oct 2009 11:14|
|Last Modified:||09 Oct 2009 11:14|