Germicidal activity against carbapenem/colistin-resistant enterobacteriaceae using a quantitative carrier test method

Hajime Kanamori, William A. Rutala, Maria F. Gergen, Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett, David J. Webera

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Abstract

Susceptibility to germicides for carbapenem/colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae is poorly described. We investigated the efficacy of multiple germicides against these emerging antibiotic-resistant pathogens using the disc-based quantitative carrier test method that can produce results more similar to those encountered in health care settings than a suspension test. Our study results demonstrated that germicides commonly used in health care facilities likely will be effective against carbapenem/colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae when used appropriately in health care facilities.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00318-18
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Volume62
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul

Keywords

  • Antiseptics
  • Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae
  • Colistin-resistant enterobacteriaceae
  • Disinfectants
  • Efficacy
  • Germicides
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase
  • Mcr-1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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