Comparative in vitro activity of cefpirome and other antimicrobial agents against isolates from cancer patients

K Rolston, M E Alvarez, J F Hoy, B LeBlanc, D H Ho, G P Bodey
Chemotherapy 1986, 32 (4): 344-51
Cefpirome and six other antimicrobial agents were tested against 884 blood culture isolates from cancer patients. Cefpirome was highly active against aerobic gram-negative bacilli including Acinetobacter spp., and the Enterobacteriaceae. Only imipenem was more active than cefpirome against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Cefpirome was also extremely active against beta-hemolytic streptococci and methicillin-susceptible staphylococci.

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