Emerging carbapenemases: a global perspective.

Abstract:

:The celestial rise in antibiotic resistance among Gram-negative bacteria has challenged both the scientific and pharmaceutical sectors. The hallmark of this general increase is the unbridled dissemination of carbapenem resistance genes, namely KPC, OXA and metallo-β-lactamase variants. In particular, the media attention given to the NDM-1 metallo-β-lactamase has highlighted the global consequences of human behaviour on spreading antibiotic resistance.

authors

Walsh TR

doi

10.1016/S0924-8579(10)70004-2

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Has Abstract

pub_date

2010-11-01 00:00:00

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S8-14

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0924-8579

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1872-7913

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S0924-8579(10)70004-2

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36 Suppl 3

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