786. The ABCs of MDR GNRs: Overview and Epidemiology of MDR GNRs
Session: Symposium: Multi-Resistant Gram Negative Infections: The Baddest of the Bad
Friday, October 22, 2010: 2:00 PM
East Exhibit Hall
The ABCs of MDR GNRs: Overview and Epidemiology of MDR GNRs

Patients worldwide have been increasingly exposed to the rapid emergence and uncontrolled spread of multidrug-resistant (MDR) microorganisms. In addition infection rates caused by MDR pathogens have risen in the past few years, contributing to the limited available therapeutic options. Infections caused by MDR pathogens have been considered important determinants of hospital mortality, prolonged hospitalization and increased healthcare costs as compared with infections caused by nonresistant bacteria.
                Hence, in this review we will focus on recent data concerning the resistance rates and most common mechanisms of resistance of MDR P. aeruginosa (MDRPa), MDR A. baumannii (MDRAb), Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase (KPC)- producing and Extended Spectrum B-lactamase ( ESBL ) producing E.coli and K. pneumonia.



Speakers:
Maria Virginia Villegas, MD, MSc , CIDEIM Research Center, Cali, Valle, Colombia

Disclosures:

M. V. Villegas, Yes
Pfizer : Consultant, Grant Investigator and Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee, Research grant and Speaker honorarium
MSD: Consultant, Grant Investigator and Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee, Research grant and Speaker honorarium
Novartis : Consultant and Grant Investigator, Consulting fee, Research grant and Speaker honorarium
AstraZeneca: Grant Investigator, Research grant
Janssen Cilag : Consultant, Grant Investigator and Scientific Advisor, Consulting fee, Research grant and Speaker honorarium
Bayer : Consultant and Grant Investigator, Consulting fee and Research grant

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