Episode Summary


Infections caused by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa are considered a major public health problem. Antibiotic options are scarce but new drugs are emerging and more may be available in the near future.

Topics Discussed:

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa as an important pathogen capable of developing resistance to multiple antibiotics.
  • Common mechanisms of resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  • The current and future approaches for these MDR organisms.


  • Michael Satlin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, William Randolph Hearst Foundation Clinical Scholar in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.
  • Alessandra Carattoli, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Editor, AAC.

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