A comparative in vitro study of thienamycin

Victor Fainstein, Barbara LeBlanc, Susanne Weaver, G. P. Bodey

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The in vitro activity of thienamycin was compared to that of other antibiotics against a large panel of bacteria obtained in blood cultures from cancer patients. This compound was the most active against gram-positive cocci and also proved to be extremely active against the gram-negative bacteria. It was also very active against multi-resistant gram-negative bacilli. Because of its broad spectrum of activity including Pseudomonas spp., thienamycin deserves clinical testing in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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