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kpc

Symbol for kiloparsec, i.e. 103 parsecs.

KPC

"Keeping parents clueless." See digispeak.
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The most common carbapenemases among clinical Enterobacteriaceae are the Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs; Ambler class A); the metallo-[beta]-lactamases (IMPs, VIMs, NDMs; Ambler class B); and oxacillinase 48 (OXA48)-like (Ambler class D) enzymes.
VIM was the most commonly identified carbapenemase after Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase. Seven different species were identified from the nine VIM-producing isolates; one patient was found be colonized or infected with three different VIM-producing organisms over a 15-month period (Table).
Beta-lactamases are enzymes that include the cephalosporinases, such as the extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) and the carbapenemases, namely the metallo-beta-lactamases (MBLs), which consist of New Delhi MBLs (NDMs), IMPs (imipenemases) and VIMs (Verona integron-encoded MBLs), the Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) and the oxacillinases such as OXA-48.
Tam, "Detection and treatment options for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs): an emerging cause of multidrug-resistant infection," Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, vol.
Modified Hodge test versus indirect carbapenemase test: prospective evaluation of a phenotypic assay for detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) in Enterobacteriaceae.
Vabomere addresses gram-negative bacteria that produce beta-lactamase enzymes that have spread in the United States and Europe, particularly the Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) enzyme.
Emergence of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1) and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC-2) in South Africa.
Carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli harboring Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase beta-lactamases associated with long-term care facilities.
Blumberg et al., "Outcomes of transplantation using organs from a donor infected with Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing K.
Clinically important cabapenemases include: Class A--most common type isolated clinically is Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), Class B--Metallo-[beta]-lactamases e.g.,-NDM -1, VIM type and IMP type, Class D-Oxacillin hydrolysing [beta]-lactamases or Oxacillinases e.g.,- OXA-48, OXA-181.
Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) occurrence is endemic, and it has been particularly problematic in the area around New York City.
Klebsiella Pneumoniae Carbapenemase (KPC) has been responsible for hundreds of infections, with 17 people dying, including 16 in Manchester.