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Title: Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of local strains of Pseudomonas aeruginos
Authors: Zarb, Peter
Borg, Michael Angelo
Keywords: Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections
Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections -- Treatment
Antibiotic susceptibility testing
Drug resistance
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Citation: Maltese Medical Journal. 1998, Vol. 10(1), p. 11-13
Abstract: The resistance patterns of 100 local strains of Ps. aeruginosa were investigated using two different methods: (1) Broth Dilution and (2) ε-test. From the seven antibiotics tested, Ps. aeruginosa showed a 100% sensitivity to imipenem (n=30). Among the first-line agents, azlocillin, ceftazidime, and gentamicin showed the highest sensitivity rates, 87%, 93% and 92% respectively. Aztreonam and ciprofloxacin showed the presence of intermediately sensitive strains, with 61% of the isolates tested being fully sensitive to each antibiotic. Only 47% of the strains were found to be sensitive to ceftriaxone. The results obtained were similar to studies carried out abroad.
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