Last-resort antibiotics: "We can identify carbapenemases within half an hour" -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Last-resort antibiotics: "We can identify carbapenemases within half an hour"

Interview with Prof. Axel Hamprecht, Professorship of Antibiotic Resistance in Gram-negative Bacteria, Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, University Hospital Cologne

08/01/2019

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Prof. Axel Hamprecht

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Until now, phenotypic drug resistance testing takes place in a culture. It can take several hours or days. Patients often do not have this much time in case of severe infection.

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