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Thesis
The Emergence of Penicillin-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Connecticut and an Evaluation of Hospital Laboratory Susceptibility Testing Practices
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  • E. Hatheway Simpson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Date
6-1-1998
Document Type
Dissertation, Masters
Medical Subject Headings
Penicillin Resistance; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Laboratories, Hospital; Microbial Sensitivity Tests; Connecticut
Abstract
In this paper I will present background information on the emergence of drug-resistant S. pneumoniae and information regarding laboratory methods used to detect antimicrobial susceptibility. I will then present the results of surveillance for penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae in 1992-1993 and 1995-1996, changes in laboratory susceptibility testing practices that occurred between 1993 and 1995, and an assessment of the accuracy of susceptibility test results reported by hospital laboratories in 1995-1996.
Coverage
Connecticut
Citation Information
E. Hatheway Simpson. "The Emergence of Penicillin-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Connecticut and an Evaluation of Hospital Laboratory Susceptibility Testing Practices" (1998)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hathy_simpson/7/