In Vitro Susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Blood to Currently Used Antistaphylococcal Drugs
Authors: Baiocchi, P.; Galiè, M.; Santini, C.; Carfagna, P.; Cassone, M.; Tarasi, D.; Venditti, M.
Source: Journal of Chemotherapy, Number 1, February 1998 , pp. 25-28(4)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Changes in antibiotic susceptibility was evaluated in 77 consecutive nosocomial clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus collected from 1986 to 1994 at the Umberto I Polyclinic of the University of Rome (63 isolates) and from 7 other Roman hospitals (14 isolates). Oxacillin resistance in these isolates increased from 39% during the 1980s to 69% during the 1990s. Significant increases in resistance to ciprofloxacin, clindamycin and rifampicin were observed among oxacillin-resistant strains. No resistance to glycopeptides was observed although both teicoplanin and vancomycin had slightly reduced antistaphylococcal activity.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1998-01-01