The need for continued monitoring of antibiotic resistance patterns in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from London and Malta

Gould, Simon W.J., Cuschieri, Paul, Rollason, Jessica, Hilton, Anthony C, Easmon, Sue and Fielder, Mark D. (2010). The need for continued monitoring of antibiotic resistance patterns in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from London and Malta. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 9 , p. 20.

Abstract

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing problem in isolates of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) worldwide. In 2001 The National Health Service in the UK introduced a mandatory bacteraemia surveillance scheme for the reporting of S. aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). This surveillance initiative reports on the percentage of isolates that are methicillin resistant. However, resistance to other antibiotics is not currently reported and therefore the scale of emerging resistance is currently unclear in the UK. In this study, multiple antibiotic resistance (MAR) profiles against fourteen antimicrobial drugs were investigated for 705 isolates of S. aureus collected from two European study sites in the UK (London) and Malta.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-0711-9-20
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Biosciences
Life & Health Sciences
Additional Information: © 2010 Gould et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: anti-bacterial agents,bacteremia,bacterial drug resistance,humans,London,Malta,microbial sensitivity tests,staphylococcal infections,staphylococcus aureus,Microbiology (medical),Infectious Diseases
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Published Date: 2010-07-21
Authors: Gould, Simon W.J.
Cuschieri, Paul
Rollason, Jessica
Hilton, Anthony C ( 0000-0001-8025-5270)
Easmon, Sue
Fielder, Mark D.

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