kpc

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kpc

Symbol for kiloparsec, i.e. 103 parsecs.

KPC

"Keeping parents clueless." See digispeak.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rates of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) producing organisms in particular have increased across the country significantly in the past 10 years.
Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) including Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) producers [cited 2014 Jan 20].
Outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase 2-producing K.
To the Editor: During the past decade, enterobacteria that produce Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) have become established in the United States and countries in South America and Europe (1).
VIM, Verona integron-encoded metallo-[beta]- lactamase; OXA, oxacillinase; NDM, New Delhi metallo-[beta]-lactamase-1; KPC, Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase.
Identification of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase in Sweden.
Evaluation of methods to identify the Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase in Enterobacteriaceae.
Results of initial susceptibility and supplementary testing for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase in urine and sputum samples from 73-year-old man, Canada * MIC, [micro]g/mL [dagger] Isolate AMP FOX CIP GEN CTRX MEM 7184 >16 >16 >2 8 >32 8 7315 >16 >16 >2 8 >32 4 Disk difussion results, mm Isolate FOX CAZ CAC CTX CTC Initial report report [double daggger] [section] 7184 16 0 14 13 15 AmpC/ESBL KPC 7315 0 0 8 13 15 AmpC/ESBL KPC * AMP, ampicillin; FOX, cefoxitin; CIP, ciprofloxacin; GEN, gentamicin; CTRX, ceftriaxone; MEM, meropenem; CAZ, ceftazidime; CAC, ceftazidime-clavulanic acid; CTX, cefotaxime; CTC, cefotaxime-clavulanic acid; ESBL, extended-spectrum [beta]-lactamase; KPC, Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase.
Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases, or KPCs, are perhaps the next big thing in gram-negative resistance.
There is a growing need for antibiotics that target pathogens that express beta-lactamases, including extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs), Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs), and metallo-beta-lactamases.
The recent emergence in South Africa of bacteria carrying the highly mobile New Delhi metallo-[beta]-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) gene, (1) which has been associated with rapid spread of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), and, for the first time in Africa, Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs), (2) will have a profound effect on the lives of our patients and on the health service.