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- adj. Alternative form of gram-negative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Negative (that is, resistant) to Gram's stain. See stain.
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- adj. (of bacteria) being of or relating to a bacterium that does not retain the violet stain used in Gram's method
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KPC is part of the so-called Gram-negative group of bacteria, which also includes E. coli and Pseudomonas.
Greece also doesn't have so-called Gram-negative bacteria with gene mutations known as NDM, IMP and OXA-48, which are common elsewhere, Pournaras said.
Comparing pharmacodynamic guidance of therapy, based on the drug's effect on the body, versus standard of care for Gram-negative bacteremia
Over the next five to six years, these new clinical trials will evaluate treatment alternatives for diseases for which antibiotics are prescribed most often, including acute otitis media (middle ear infections), community-acquired pneumonia and diseases caused by Gram-negative bacteria, which frequently are resistant to first-line antibiotics.
But now, says the Lancet paper, clinical microbiologists increasingly agree that multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, which thrive in the gut, pose the greatest risk to public health.
Is this the perfect storm - an exploding population of opportunistic Gram-negative bacteria (some natural, some not), millions of gallons of food (oil) for the bacteria, and a susceptible population of stressed-out people?
In other words, oil-eating bacteria, just because they are Gram-negative, can cause skin rashes.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are "Gram-positive," while the oil-eating bacteria are Gram-negative.
Gram-positive bacteria have a single-membrane cell wall, while Gram-negative bacteria have a double-membrane cell wall.
According to Nurse Schmidt, studies have found that bio-films are rapidly colonized (p. 97) by other Gram-negative bacteria - including those known to infect humans.
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