Preliminary indications for antibiotic susceptibility tests in less than six hour in positive blood cultures

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A rapid determination of the antibiotic susceptibility patterns of pathogens responsible for sepsis represents a significant milestone for a timely correct antibiotic therapy.The system HB&L® (ALIFAX) allows reduced time in the detection of bacterial growth and consequently is able to detect the growth or absence of certain microorganisms in the presence of a given antibiotic. In this study three system for rapid antibiotic susceptibility tests among bacteria isolated from blood were compared: HB&L® (ALIFAX),VITEK®2 (bioMérieux) and essays Etest® (bioMérieux). Present findings indicate that HB&L® (ALIFAX) is rapid reliable instrument that may support the clinician for a rapid and appropriate treatment, particularly in the critical patient.

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2010-03-31
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Antimicrobial susceptibility tests, Sepsis, Critical illness
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Kroumova, V., Gobbato, E., Macaluso, P., Tamburelli, S., Marini, F., Perone, M., Orlandi, S., Viviani, M., & Fortina, G. (2010). Preliminary indications for antibiotic susceptibility tests in less than six hour in positive blood cultures. Microbiologia Medica, 25(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/mm.2010.2478

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