Determining the distribution of the bla(VIM) gene in imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from three different hospitals

Ozyurek S., Bilkay I. S.

MINERVA BIOTECNOLOGICA, vol.28, no.1, pp.52-58, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.52-58
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: In recent years, increase in the prevalence of the metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL) production among carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains has been observed. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and distribution of MBL production in carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa strains at different hospitals and to compare with the phenotypic and genotypic methods in MBL production.