In Vitro Activity of #Minocycline against #US Isolates of #Acinetobacter baumannii – Acinetobacter calcoaceticus species complex, …: Results from the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program (2014-2018) (Antimicrob Agents Chemother., abstract)

[Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

In Vitro Activity of Minocycline against U.S. Isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii-Acinetobacter calcoaceticus species complex, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, and Burkholderia cepacia complex: Results from the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program (2014-2018)

Robert K. Flamm, Dee Shortridge, Mariana Castanheira, Helio S. Sader, Michael A. Pfaller

DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01154-19



We evaluated the activity of minocycline and comparator agents against a large number of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (n = 1,289), Acinetobacter baumannii-Acinetobacter calcoaceticus species complex (n = 1,081), and Burkholderia cepacia complex (n = 101) collected during 2014 through 2018 from 87 U.S. medical centers spanning all nine census divisions. The isolates were collected primarily from hospitalized patients with pneumonia (1,632 isolates; 66.0% overall), skin and skin structure infections (354 isolates; 14.3% overall), bloodstream infections (266 isolates; 10.8% overall), urinary tract infections (126 isolates; 5.1% overall), intra-abdominal infections (61 isolates; 2.5% overall), and other infections (32 isolates; 1.3% overall). Against A. baumannii-A. calcoaceticus species complex, colistin was the most active agent exhibiting MIC50/90 values at ≤0.5/2 μg/ml and 92.4% susceptible. Minocycline ranked second in activity with MIC50/90 values at 0.25/8 μg/ml and susceptibility at 85.7%. Activity for these two agents was reduced against extensively drug-resistant and multidrug-resistant isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii-Acinetobacter calcoaceticus species complex. Only two agents showed high levels of activity (susceptibility >90%) against S. maltophilia: minocycline (MIC50/90, 0.5/2 μg/ml; 99.5% susceptible) and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (MIC50/90, ≤0.5/1 μg/ml; 94.6% susceptible). Minocycline was active against 92.8% (MIC90, 4 μg/ml) of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-resistant S. maltophilia isolates. Various agents exhibited susceptibility rates of nearly 90% against B. cepacia complex: trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (MIC50/90, ≤0.5/2 μg/ml; 93.1% susceptible), ceftazidime (MIC50/90, 2/8 μg/ml; 91.0%), meropenem (MIC50/90, 2/8 μg/ml; 89.1%) and minocycline (MIC50/90, 2/8 μg/ml; 88.1% susceptible). These results indicate that minocycline is among the most active agents for these three problematic potential pathogen groups when tested against U.S. isolates.

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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Minocycline; Colistin; Acinetobacter baumannii; Burkholderia cepacia; USA.


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