volume 44, issue 2, P168-172 2011
DOI: 10.1590/s0037-86822011005000015
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Abstract: Occurrence and the susceptibility to antimicrobial agents inABSTRACT Introduction: The main mechanism of emerging resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter sp. isolates is the production of metallo-β-lactamases (MβLs). MβLs are enzymes capable of hydrolyzing cephalosporins, penicillins and carbapenems, but not monobactams (aztreonam), which are often used as antimicrobial therapy to treat nosocomial infections. Methods: An observational descriptive and retrospective study was designed to assess t…

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