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  • n. Any of a class of broad-spectrum beta-lactam antibiotics that are resistant to enzymatic hydrolysis


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  • In January 1997, carbapenem-resistant (CR) A. baumannii strains emerged and rapidly disseminated in the intensive care units (ICUs), link

    Behe's Test

  • Instead of assuming that metallo-β-lactamases will evolve rapidly, it would be highly desirable to accurately predict their evolution in response to carbapenem selection.

    Behe's Test, Take 2

  • Halls paper is about the application of a technique he developed to establish, if problems with resistance for a range of existing or evern newly developed carbapenem might arise by the very simple mechanismen of one or double mutation.

    Behe's Test, Take 2

  • Similarly, in Israel, where there has been a nationwide outbreak of a strain of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae since 2006, a coordinated effort at every level of public health has succeeded in containing the spread of the bacteria.

    Don't Forget the Bacterial Threat

  • They are the most frequently identified bacteria in human disease and are resistant to the carbapenem group of antibiotics, the drugs of last resort in combating resistant bacteria of this type.

    Don't Forget the Bacterial Threat

  • During this same period, more than 100 people are estimated to have succumbed to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the New York City area alone, and more have undoubtedly died outside of New York.

    Don't Forget the Bacterial Threat

  • Recently, former University of Rochester microbiologist Barry Hall examined various antibiotics in a class called “carbapenems,” which are chemically similar to penicillin.26 With unusual clarity of thought on the topic of evolution, Hall wrote, “Instead of assuming that the chief kind of enzyme that might destroy these antibiotics will evolve rapidly, it would be highly desirable to accurately predict their evolution in response to carbapenem selection” emphasis added.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • HPA guidelines for all consultant medical microbiologists and infection control specialists across Britain will advise how hospitals should try to detect carbapenem-resistant bacteria, and stress how practices such as screening and isolating high risk patients can help contain infection spread.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • "The emergence of carbapenem resistance is a major public health concern and we hope this new guidance will help infection control specialists ... recognise, treat and prevent infections caused by bacteria with these resistances," Livermore said.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • These include the antibiotics of the carbapenem family, which are a mainstay for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.

    NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Reports Activity of Aganocide NVC-422 Against Deadly "Superbug" Producing NDM-1 (New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase-1) - Yahoo! Finance


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