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Table 2 Carbapenemase activity among CRPA and CRAP isolates (n = 46)

From: blaVIM- and blaOXA-mediated carbapenem resistance among Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from the Mulago hospital intensive care unit in Kampala, Uganda

MHT MHT (%) MBL activity EDTA-DST (%) IMP hydrolysis (%) MEM hydrolysis (%) KPC (n = 28) KPC (%)
+ve -ve +ve -ve +ve -ve +ve -ve +ve -ve
CRPA (25) 10 (40) 15 (60) CRPA (25) 18 (72) 7 (28) 25 (100) 0 21 (84) 4 (16) CRPA (10) 0 0
CRAB (21) 7 (33) 14 (67) CRAB (21) 10 (48) 11 (52) 21 (100) 0 21 (100) 0 CRAB (18) 0 0
Total: 46 17 29 46 28 18 46   42 4 28 0 0
  1. CRPA Carbapenem resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, CRAB Carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumanii, EDTA-DST EDTA disk synergy test, IMP Imipenem, MEM Meropenem, KPC Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase, +ve Positive, −ve Negative