publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii Clinical Isolates from Nosocomial Outbreaks in Los Angeles County, California

Valentine, Sonya C.; Contreras, Deisy; Tan, Stephanie; Real, Lilian J.; Chu, Sheena; Xu, H. Howard;
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  • Published: 04 Jun 2008 Journal: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, volume 46, pages 2,499-2,507 (issn: 0095-1137, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Abstract
Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii strains have increasingly resulted in nosocomial outbreaks worldwide, leaving limited options for treatment. To date, little has been reported on the antimicrobial susceptibilities and genomic profiles of A. baumannii strains from hospital outbreaks in the Greater Los Angeles area. In this study, we examined the susceptibilities and genetic profiles of 20 nonduplicate isolates of A. baumannii from nosocomial outbreaks in Los Angeles County (LAC) and determined their mechanisms of fluoroquinolone resistance. Antibiotic susceptibility testing indicated that the majority of these LAC isolates were not susceptible to 14 of...
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Medical Subject Headings: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition
free text keywords: Microbiology (medical), Genotype, Quinolone, medicine.drug_class, medicine, Minocycline, medicine.drug, Tigecycline, Ciprofloxacin, Acinetobacter baumannii, biology.organism_classification, biology, Microbiology, Antibiotics, Virology, Outbreak, Bacteriology
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii Clinical Isolates from Nosocomial Outbreaks in Los Angeles County, California

Valentine, Sonya C.; Contreras, Deisy; Tan, Stephanie; Real, Lilian J.; Chu, Sheena; Xu, H. Howard;