Tag Archives: CPE

Updated overview of approaches to CRE treatment

Guest posting from Professors Josh Davis (Hunter New England Health) and Patrick Harris (UQ).  AMBLER CLASS Class A Class B Class D Key characteristic Serine group enzyme Metallo-betalactamase OXA-type Key example(s) KPC, GES IMP, NDM, VIM OXA-48. (OXA-181, OXA-232 emerging) Susceptiblity features R to all b-lactams R to all b-lactams except Aztreonam May harbour other […]

Case report: Community-Acquired Pyelonephritis in Pregnancy Caused by KPC-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae

In northern NSW, we already face cases similar to that described below – infection with multi-drug resistant carbapenemase-producing Gram negative organisms.  The major global types of these organisms are named with acronyms that refer to the type of carbapenemase gene – KPC, NDM (New Delhi Metallobetalactamase), IMP (imipenemase) and others.  KPC-type organisms are prevalent in Greece, […]