Recent Examples of carbapenem from the Web
The bug involved was carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Some bacteria have recently developed a resistance even to carbapenems, and there is little else doctors can do once someone is exposed to them.
Among patients in hospitals and health care settings, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae — or CRE infections — were drug resistant.
The same E. coli strain also possessed a second gene that confers resistance to carbapenems, the second most crucial category of last-resort antibiotics.
That outbreak was caused by a strain of Klebsiella resistant to a major class of antibiotics called carbapenems.
Preventing that from happening requires being very careful about using colistin, as well as the carbapenems in the case of NDM.
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medical Definition of carbapenem
- It rendered the Klebsiella, which was already resistant to many antibiotics used in critical care medicine, insensitive to the only remaining group that worked reliably and safely—the carbapenems, the so-called drugs of last resort.
- —Maryn McKenna, Scientific American, April 2011
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