The detection of synergy between meropenem. and polymyxin B against meropenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii using Etest (R) and time-kill assay Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2008.11.002 PMID: 19150711 Web of Science: 000263212100018

Cited authors

  • Pankey, George A.; Ashcraft, Deborah S.


  • Time-kill assay and Etest testing for synergy of meropenem (MER) (1 x MIC) plus polymyxin B (1/4, 1/2, and 1 x MIC) were performed against 8 genetically unique MER-resistant clinical Acinetobacter baumannii isolates. Time-kill assay demonstrated synergy for all isolates, whereas Etest showed synergy in 5 isolates and indifference in 3. (c) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication date

  • 2009

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0732-8893

Start page

  • 228

End page

  • 232


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