The drugs of choice for initial intravenous administration are amikacin (25 mg/ kg 3x/wk) plus cefoxitin
(up to 12 g/d given in divided doses) or amikacin (25 mg/kg 3x/wk) plus imipenem (500 mg 2-4x/wk) (2).
The E coli bacterium cultured was resistant to all commonly used drugs but was susceptible to amikacin, imipenem, and third-generation cephalosporins (ceftazidime, cefoxitin
, and cefotaxime).
Evaluation of a cefoxitin
disk diffusion test for the detection of mecA-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus saprophyticus.
1%; 11/78), followed by nonsusceptibility to erythromycin, cefoxitin
, and ciprofloxacin (9%; 7/78) and nonsusceptibility to erythromycin and cefoxitin
A zone diameter [less than or equal to] 10 mm for oxacillin and [less than or equal to] 21 mm for cefoxitin
were classified as resistant.
25 [micro]g/m1); amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (AMC, MIC [greater than or equal to] 8 [micro]g/m1); cefoxitin
(CFO, MIC [greater than or equal to] 4 [micro]g/m1); ciprofloxacin (CIP, MIC [greater than or equal to] 4 [micro]g/ml): gentamicin (GEN, MIC [greater than or equal to] 8 [micro]g/m1) and meropenem (MER, M1C [greater than or equal to] 16 [micro]g/m1) according to the criteria established by the Clinical Laboratory Standard Institute (CLSI 2010).
Selective agents such as methicillin, oxacillin, or cefoxitin
are typically added to a 6.
Braun will expand its broad spectrum of intravenous cephalosporin antibiotic therapies for the hospital setting: Cefepime, Ceftazidime, Cefoxitin
, CefTRIaxONE, Cefazolin, CefUROXime and Cefotetan.
In the main PEACH study analysis, there was no difference in outcomes among the 831 women, aged 14-38 years, randomized to inpatient treatment initially using intravenous cefoxitin
and doxycycline, or outpatient treatment with a single intramuscular injection of cefoxitin
and oral doxycycline (Obstet.
difficile counts were assessed in the washed out caecal content by inoculating different dilutions on cefoxitin
cycloserine fructose agar and incubating anaerobically at 37[degrees]C for 48 h.
Methicillin resistance was detected by disc diffusion technique using 30ug cefoxitin
disc  (Hi-Media, Mumbai).
MRSA strains will grow in the presence of cefoxitin
(National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards, 2004) and produce distinct and unique mauve-colored colonies as a result of the hydrolysis of the chromogenic substrate.
is a better inducer of mecA than oxacillin, a cefoxitin
disk diffusion test will detect MRSA strains with better accuracy (4).
Screening of AmpC [beta]-lactamase can be done by modified double disk approximation method (MDDAM) (12) and spot inoculation method (Amp C disk test) using only cefoxitin
disc inhibition zone.
The tested antimicrobial agents were: amikacin (30 [micrón]g), ampicillin (10 [micrón]g), carbenicillin (100 [micrón]g), cefoperazone (75 [micrón]g), cefotaxime (30 [micrón]g), cefoxitin
(30 [micrón]g), chloramphenicol (30 [micrón]g), trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole (25 [micrón]g), gentamicin (10 [micrón]g), neomycin (30 [micrón]g), netilmicin (30 [micrón]g), polymyxin B (300 [micrón]g), tetracycline (30 [micrón]g) and tobramycin (10 [micrón]g).