Objective. To determine in vitro activity of antimicrobials against S. aureus isolated from hospitalized patients from different regions of Russia.
Materials and Methods. A total of 879 clinical strains of S. aureus isolated in 2000–2001 from patients hospitalized in 17medical institutions in different parts of Russia. Susceptibility to 18 antimicrobials: oxacillin, vancomycin, teicoplanin, linezolid, erythromycin, clindamycin, lincomycin, gentamicin, mupirocin, fusidic acid, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, quinupristin/dalfopristin, rifampicin, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, tetracycline, chloramphenicol was determined by agar dilution method in accordance with the NCCLS recommendations.