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Vol 45, No 4 (2007)
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Published online: 2008-01-01
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The presence of blaIMP genes on plasmids DNA isolated from multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains at University Hospital in Bialystok (Poland)--first report.

Paweł Sacha, Marcin Zórawski, Tomasz Hauschild, Piotr Wieczorek, Jadwiga Jaworowska, Piotr Jakoniuk, Elzbieta Tryniszewska
Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2007;45(4):405-408.

open access

Vol 45, No 4 (2007)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Submitted: 2011-12-19
Published online: 2008-01-01

Abstract

Resistance to carbapenems is emerging, and it is a great problem to therapeutics. Seven multidrug-resistant (MDR) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains were isolated from urine and bronchial specimens. All isolates showed resistance to imipenem and meropenem (MIC; > or =16 mg/L). The resistance to carbapenems in two of seven strains was associated with the production of a metallo-beta-lactamases. Plasmids DNA probes were used to investigate the presence of genes coding for IMP-type enzymes. PCR experiments revealed that bla(IMP) genes were present in two isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MIC >32 microg/mL for both carbapenems).

Abstract

Resistance to carbapenems is emerging, and it is a great problem to therapeutics. Seven multidrug-resistant (MDR) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains were isolated from urine and bronchial specimens. All isolates showed resistance to imipenem and meropenem (MIC; > or =16 mg/L). The resistance to carbapenems in two of seven strains was associated with the production of a metallo-beta-lactamases. Plasmids DNA probes were used to investigate the presence of genes coding for IMP-type enzymes. PCR experiments revealed that bla(IMP) genes were present in two isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MIC >32 microg/mL for both carbapenems).
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Title

The presence of blaIMP genes on plasmids DNA isolated from multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains at University Hospital in Bialystok (Poland)--first report.

Journal

Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica

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Vol 45, No 4 (2007)

Article type

Original paper

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405-408

Published online

2008-01-01

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Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2007;45(4):405-408.

Authors

Paweł Sacha
Marcin Zórawski
Tomasz Hauschild
Piotr Wieczorek
Jadwiga Jaworowska
Piotr Jakoniuk
Elzbieta Tryniszewska

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