Caribbean External Quality Assurance Program in Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Resistance (PCC-CAR)


Dear Colleagues of the «Caribbean External Quality Assurance Program in Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Resistance»(PCC-CAR):

In the present newsletter we are sending you:

1) Antibiotics Special Issue «Dissemination, Evolution, Molecular Mechanism of Antibiotic Resistance and Novel Approaches to Combat Multidrug Resistant Isolates»

Guest Editor: María Soledad Ramírez,

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  • Thirapanmethee, K.; Srisiri-a-nun, T.; Houngsaitong, J.; Montakantikul, P.; Khuntayaporn, P.; Chomnawang, M.T. Prevalence of OXA-Type ?-Lactamase Genes among Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Clinical Isolates in Thailand. Antibiotics 2020, 9(12), 864;
  • Baraka, A.; Traglia, G.M.; Montaña, S.; Tolmasky, M.E.; Ramirez, M.S. An Acinetobacter non-baumannii Population Study: Antimicrobial Resistance Genes (ARGs). Antibiotics 2021, 10(1), 16;
  • Reeves, C.M.; Magallon, J.; Rocha, K.; Tran, T.; Phan, K.; Vu, P.; Yi, Y.; Oakley-Havens, C.L.; Cedano, J.; Jimenez, V.; Ramirez, M.S.; Tolmasky, M.E. Aminoglycoside 6?-N-acetyltransferase Type Ib [AAC(6?)-Ib]-Mediated Aminoglycoside Resistance: Phenotypic Conversion to Susceptibility by Silver Ions. Antibiotics 2021, 10(1), 29;
  • Ejaz, H.; Younas, S.; Qamar, M.U.; Junaid, K.; Abdalla, A.E.; Abosalif, K.O.A.; Alameen, A.A.M.; Elamir, M.Y.M.; Ahmad, N.; Hamam, S.S.M.; Salem, E.H.M.; Bukhari, S.N.A. Molecular Epidemiology of Extensively Drug-Resistant mcr Encoded Colistin-Resistant Bacterial Strains Co-Expressing Multifarious ?-Lactamases. Antibiotics 2021, 10(4), 467;
  • Evins, C.W.; Sutton, C.M.; Withers, S.T.; Grier, J.T.; Schammel, C.M.G.; Fiester, S.E. Community-Acquired, Extended-Spectrum ?-Lactamase-Producing and Extensively Drug-Resistant Escherichia coli in a 28-Year-Old Pyelonephritis Patient Lacking Risk Factors. Antibiotics 2021, 10(5), 533;
  • Pasteran, F.; Cedano, J.; Baez, M.; Albornoz, E.; Rapoport, M.; Osteria, J.; Montaña, S.; Le, C.; Ra, G.; Bonomo, R.A.; Tolmasky, M.E.; Adams, M.; Corso, A.; Ramirez, M.S. A New Twist: The Combination of Sulbactam/Avibactam Enhances Sulbactam Activity against Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) Isolates. Antibiotics 2021, 10(5), 577;

2) 2021 Antibacterial Agents in Clinical and Preclinical Development: an overview and analysis. World Health Organization 2022. Access link:

3) Global report on infection prevention and control. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2022. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. Access link:  Best regards and we will keep in touch!.

Alejandra Corso and  Paula Gagetti.

Servicio Antimicrobianos

Regional Reference Laboratory on Antimicrobial Resistance (RRL)

Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas

ANLIS «Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán».

Secretaria de Salud y Desarrollo Social

Av. Velez Sarsfield 563 (1281)

Buenos Aires, Argentina

+54 11 43032812