Comparative in vitro activity of temocillin and other antimicrobial agents against Enterobacteriaceae isolated from patients admitted to five Belgian hospitals36707

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Temocillin, a methoxy-derivative of the broad-spectrum penicillin, ticarcillin, has been introduced into clinical practice in Belgium in 1988. Since then, not many surveys of its in vitro activity have been published. This study addresses this issue in a prospective collection of 300 consecutive Gram-negative isolates originating from in-patients in five general hospitals throughout Belgium. In addition to temocillin, seven common antibiotics were tested: amoxicillin-clavulanate, piperacillin-tazobactam, cefotaxime, aztreonam, meropenem, ciprofloxacin and amikacin. Meropenem appeared to exh…

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