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Table 1 Antimicrobial activity of antibiotics tested in the study on clinical MRSA strains

From: In vitro evaluation of antibiotics' combinations for empirical therapy of suspected methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureussevere respiratory infections

  Number of strains having MIC (μg/ml) equal to:
  2048 1024 512 256 128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1 0.5 0.25 0.125
LVX        3 (1)* 5 (2) 35 (17) 3 (3)   4 (2)    
CTX 34 3 5 2 2 2 2         
VA           3 (1) 9 (3) 20 (13) 18 (8)   
TEC           2 (1) 3 (1) 23 (12) 12 (5) 6 (3) 4 (3)
AMK     1 2   2 3 10 6   1    
CAZ   7 13 2 3           
FEP   15 4   2 4          
IPM    5 13 3 2      2     
TZP    3 14 2 2 2 1 1       
  1. *: Data in parenthesis refer to strains used in triple combinations; LVX: levofloxacin; CTX: cefotaxime; VA: vancomycin; TEC: teicoplanin; AMK: amikacin; CAZ: ceftazidime; FEP: cefepime; IPM imipenem; TZP: piperacillin/tazobactam.