Persistence of antimicrobial resistance in respiratory streptococci.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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OBJECTIVES: To assess whether persistence of antimicrobial resistance (i.e. non-susceptible resistance status) after treatment with penicillins or cephalosporins versus macrolides or tetracyclines differs and to compare the results obtained using routinely collected data with findings reported in prospective studies.METHODS: Routinely collected microbiological data from 14 voluntary participating laboratories (2005) containing information on resistance status and individual antimicrobial consumption patterns (mid 2004-2005) were analysed using a generalised estimating equation (GEE) approac…

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