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FIRST COMPARISON OF CHROMOGENIC MEDIUM TO AUTOMATED ASSAY FOR SURVEILLANCE OF CARBAPENEM RESISTANCE

  • At: 2019 FIP Congress in AbuDhabi (United Arab Emirates)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: HAMMOUDI, Dalal (Lebanese International University, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lebanon)
  • Co-author(s): Dalal Hammoudi: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lebanese International University, School of Pharmacy, Bekaa, Lebanon;Faculty of Pharmacy, Microbiology Laboratory, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Carole Ayoub Moubareck: Faculty of Pharmacy, Microbiology Laboratory, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon;College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Dolla Karam Sarkis: Faculty of Pharmacy, Microbiology Laboratory, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Adnan Alatoom: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute, Clinical Microbiology Section, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Al-Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Reports of carbapenemase producers are currently accumulating in Abu Dhabi. Hence, screening these organisms by a proper methodology is crucial.

    Methods

    Rectal swabs were obtained from patients admitted to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and screened for carbapenem resistance by culture on CHROMagar KPC and testing

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Last update 4 October 2019

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