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[Evaluation of the Rapid-ATB system for testing the sensitivity of staphylococci to antibiotics. Comparison with the agar dilution reference method].

Abstract

Rapid ATB Staph is a new, automated, four-hour procedure for testing the susceptibility to antibiotics of staphylococci. Results obtained with this method were compared to those recorded using agar dilution. For all tested antibiotics as a group (5 on 201 strains, 8 on 100 strains), overall agreement between the two sets of results was 96%. 1,809 susceptibility tests were performed, with only 24 minor discrepancies (1.3%) mainly involving cotrimoxazole, and 50 major discrepancies (2.7%) mainly involving doxycycline and chloramphenicol. Rapid ATB Staph clearly demonstrates the heterogeneous oxacillin-resistance of staphylococci as well as their inducible resistance to erythromycin. Our results show that this new system is a very accurate means for testing the susceptibility to antibiotics of staphylococci.
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hal-02332697 , version 1 (25-10-2019)

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  • HAL Id : hal-02332697 , version 1
  • PUBMED : 3534751

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P Le Noc, G. Carret, C. Couix, Jean-Pierre Flandrois, J Gayral, et al.. [Evaluation of the Rapid-ATB system for testing the sensitivity of staphylococci to antibiotics. Comparison with the agar dilution reference method].. Pathologie Biologie, 1986, 34 (5 Pt 2), pp.600-3. ⟨hal-02332697⟩
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