Comparative in vitro activity of cefpirome and other antimicrobial agents against isolates from cancer patients

K. Rolston, M. E. Alvarez, J. F. Hoy, B. LeBlanc, D. H. Ho, G. P. Bodey

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Cefpirome and six other antimicrobial agents were tested against 884 blood culture isolates from cancer patients. Cefpirome was highly active against aerobic gram-negative bacilli including Acinelobacter spp., and the Enterobacleriaceae. Only imipe-nem was more active than cefpirome against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Cefpirome was also extremely active against β-hemolytic streptococci and methicillin-susceptible staphylococci.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-351
Number of pages8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Cefpirome
  • Cephalosporin
  • Pseudomonas

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