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  • n. Plural form of carbapenem.


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  • Most worrisome, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologist Arjun Srinivasan, is that bacteria like acinetobacter are becoming resistant to the class of drugs known as carbapenems, considered a last line of defense for gram-negative organisms.

    'Superbugs' That Strike the Sickest Patients

  • A 2010 survey found 49 percent of K. pneumoniae samples in Greece aren't killed by the antibiotics of last resort, known as carbapenems, according to the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network. -- Top News

  • The superbug form is resistant even to a class of medicines called carbapenems, the most powerful known antibiotics, which are usually reserved by doctors as a last line of defense.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • In the worst case scenarios for bacterial infections, a group of antibiotics called carbapenems are generally used.


  • NDM-1 makes bacteria highly resistant to almost all antibiotics, including the most powerful class called carbapenems, and experts say there are no new drugs on the horizon to tackle it.

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  • These include drugs known as carbapenems, which are often used as a last resort. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Recently, former University of Rochester microbiologist Barry Hall examined various antibiotics in a class called "carbapenems," which are chemically similar to penicillin. [

    Behe's Test

  • E. Coli and K. Peumoniae is easy, and even their resistance against common drugs can be tested in a routine way, the trick is to test whether the bacteria is resistant to all antibiotics like carbapenems which is one of the latest antibiotics effective on most of the bacteria ", said Sen. This drug-resistant bacteria first spreads in hospitals and strikes at the community level only at a very later stage, Sen said.

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  • Called New Delhi metallobeta-lactamase, or NDM-1 for short, the enzyme destroys carbapenems, an important group of antibiotics used for difficult infections in hospitals, and has been found in a wide variety of bacterial types.

    WHO Calls for Action on Superbugs

  • The carbapenems are normally kept for emergencies and used when bacteria is found to be resistant to more commonly prescribed antibiotics.

    Antibiotics' efficiency wanes due to global spread of drug-resistant bacteria


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