June 4, 2013

Klebsiella Now Reigning Superbug

June 4th, 2013|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial general reference|Tags: , |

by Karen Blum, May 2013 Via: anesthesiologynews.com {click for full story} Hospital pharmacists face several challenges in helping manage antibiotic-resistant, gram-negative superbugs that produce carbapenemases. One of the most worrisome is carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC). A report in the March issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (2013;34:259-268) found that the proportion of K. pneumoniae cases resistant to [...]

April 12, 2013

In Ranking of Superbugs, Klebsiella Takes the Lead

April 12th, 2013|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|Tags: , , , , |

Story by: by Karen Blum, Pharmacy Practice News Hospital pharmacists face several challenges in helping manage antibiotic-resistant, gram-negative superbugs that produce carbapenemases. One of the most worrisome is carba- penemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC). A report in the March issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (2013;34:259-268) found that the proportion ofK. pneumoniae cases resistant to carbapenems [...]

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