publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Comparison of culture media for detection of Acinetobacter baumannii in surveillance cultures of critically-ill patients

Ajao, A. O.; Robinson, G.; Lee, M. S.; Ranke, T. D.; Venezia, R. A.; Furuno, J. P.; Harris, A. D.; Johnson, J. K.;
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  • Published: 12 Apr 2011 Journal: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, volume 30, pages 1,425-1,430 (issn: 0934-9723, eissn: 1435-4373, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of CHROMagar Acinetobacter when compared to sheep blood agar, MacConkey agar and MacConkey agar with 6 µg/ml of imipenem for the detection of A. baumannii in surveillance cultures of hospitalized patients. We utilized peri-anal swabs and sputum samples from patients admitted to the University of Maryland Medical Center ICUs from December 7 through December 21, 2009. Samples were plated onto four media in the following order: (1) 5% sheep blood agar (SBA), (2) MacConkey agar, (3) MacConkey agar with 6 µg/ml of imipenem, and (4) CHROMagar Acinetobacter (CHROMagar). SBA was the gold standard to which all m...
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Medical Subject Headings: bacterial infections and mycosesfluids and secretionsequipment and suppliesbacteriabiochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition
free text keywords: Microbiology (medical), Infectious Diseases, General Medicine, Sputum, medicine.symptom, medicine, Microbiology, Critically ill, Acinetobacter, biology.organism_classification, biology, MacConkey agar, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Ertapenem, Acinetobacter baumannii, Tigecycline, medicine.drug, business.industry, business, Imipenem, Article
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Comparison of culture media for detection of Acinetobacter baumannii in surveillance cultures of critically-ill patients

Ajao, A. O.; Robinson, G.; Lee, M. S.; Ranke, T. D.; Venezia, R. A.; Furuno, J. P.; Harris, A. D.; Johnson, J. K.;