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Ertapebem disk performance to predict Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase produced by Gram-negative bacilli isolated in a São Paulo city public hospital

Lais Pinto de Almeida, Fabiana Puerro de Carvalho, Alexandre Gimenes Marques, Andrea dos Santos Pereira, Renata Puzzo Bortoleto, Marinês Dalla Valle Martino

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000400008

Objective:To evaluate ertapenem disk performance to predict Klebsiella pneumonie carbapenemase production by Gram-negative bacilli.METHODS:All Gram-negative bacilli isolated between January 2010 and June 2011 were tested by disk diffusion (OxoidTM) for sensitivity to ertapenem, meropenem and imipenem. Resistant or intermediate sensitivity strains (diameter