New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1: Detection and prevention

Walsh, Timothy R. (2011) New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1: Detection and prevention. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 183 11: 1240-1241. doi:10.1503/cmaj.111100

Author Walsh, Timothy R.
Title New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1: Detection and prevention
Formatted title
New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1: Detection and prevention
Journal name Canadian Medical Association Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0820-3946
Publication date 2011-08
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1503/cmaj.111100
Volume 183
Issue 11
Start page 1240
End page 1241
Total pages 2
Place of publication Ottawa, ON, Canada
Publisher Canadian Medical Association
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The advent of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) as a new mechanism of microbial resistance went mostly unmarked, despite it being plasmidmediated, highly transferable and able to confer resistance to most antibiotics (with the exceptions of colistin and tigecycline). However, after the Indian subcontinent was linked to the spread of organisms producing NDM-1, and in response to the resulting reaction from India's Government, NDM-1 became an overnight global phenomenon.

The rise of NDM-1 has caused us to rethink antibiotic resistance and the global spread of resistance mechanisms. As such, increased vigilance and appropriate surveillance are mandatory.
Keyword NDM-1
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Pubnote: "See related research article by Kus and colleagues on page 1257 and at This article was solicited and has not been peer reviewed."

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