Implementing carbapenem-resistance testing algorithms for Enterobacteriales and Pseudomonas aeruginosa: diagnostic and antimicrobial stewardship with timely infection prevention

Ana D. Vega, Adriana Jimenez, Gemma Rosello, Kimberly C. Claeys, Octavio V. Martinez, Biagio De Pascale, Armando Perez-Cardona, Lilian Abbo

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Abstract

Early detection of carbapenem resistance in Gram-negative (CRGN) infections can help tailor therapy sooner and prevent horizontal transmission more efficiently. This involves timely, multidisciplinary communication. To this aim, we describe our experience with implementing reflex testing algorithms for expanded antibiotic susceptibilities and molecular mechanisms of resistance in a large academic hospital.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115069
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume97
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Gram negative
  • Infection prevention
  • Microbiology
  • Resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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