Optimal Management of RTI – Intriguing New Results in ABECOPD in Asia

29 March, 2018

Question 18

What were the major regional trends in antibacterial susceptibility reported in the Asia Pacific study?

According to CLSI 2006 susceptibility breakpoints (17), 93% of all isolates were susceptible to levofloxacin, making it the most active agent tested. This ranged from a total levofloxacin susceptibility rate of 79% in Taiwan, 95% in Indonesia, 97% in Thailand, 93% in Hong Kong, and 100% in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Korea. The second most active agent was cefepime, which was active against 90% of the pathogens. The percentage susceptible to imipenem, ceftazidime, ceftriaxone and amoxicillin/clavulanate was 86%, 85%, 81% and 67%, respectively.