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Evaluation of an agar-gradient minimum-inhibitory-concentration method (the Etest) as a rapid and direct measure of antimicrobial susceptibility in Gram-negative bacteraemia

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.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND

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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2008 Darton et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
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
Published Version: http://ccforum.com/content/12/S5/P25
Status: Published
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9641

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