Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates producing VEB-type extended-spectrum beta-lactamases in the United Kingdom

Neil Woodford, Jiancheng Zhang, Mary E Kaufmann, Susannah Yarde, Maria Del Mar Tomas, Camelia Faris, Madhur S Vardhan, Susan Dawson, Stephen L Cotterill, David M Livermore

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The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of VEB enzymes among Pseudomonas spp. referred to the UK's national reference laboratory and with phenotypic evidence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) production.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1265-1268
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Cluster Analysis
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Drug Resistance, Bacterial
  • Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
  • Genes, Bacterial
  • Genotype
  • Great Britain
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • India
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
  • Pseudomonas Infections
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Serotyping
  • beta-Lactamases
  • beta-Lactams

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