vancomycin-resistant enterococcus

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vancomycin-resistant enterococcus

Infectious disease An enterococcus, primarily Enterococcus faecium, resistant to most antibiotics, including aminoglycosides and vancomycin, once a 'last-resort' agent; VRE is primarily nosocomial, in long hospitalizations–especially in the ICU, enteral feeding, liver transplants, antibiotic-associated colitis; it may be community acquired Management Ampicillin, penicillin G, teicoplanin–not US, quinupristin/dalfopristin or linuzolid, both investigational. See Vancomycin. Cf Methicillin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus.

van·co·my·cin-re·sis·tant en·ter·o·coc·cus

(VRE) (van'kō-mī'sin-rĕ-zis'tănt en'tĕr-ō-kok'ŭs)
A strain of enterococcial bacteria that resists therapy with vancomycin.
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Vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia pharmacotherapy.
Systematic review and meta-analysis of linezolid versus daptomycin for treatment of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia.
Outcomes of therapy: vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia in hematology and bone marrow transplant patients.
Treatment of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcal Bacteremia in an Observational Cohort of Neutropenic Oncology Patients.
Comparison of Linezolid and Daptomycin in the Treatment of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcal Bacteremia.
Incidence and outcome of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia following autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation.
DENVER -- In obese patients with vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia, using a dose of daptomycin based on adjusted body weight rather than actual body weight resulted in similar efficacy and outcomes.
Major finding: The rate of clinical cure was similar between obese patients with vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia who received daptomycin dosing based on actual body weight or daptomycin dosing based on adjusted body weight (38.
A statewide study of patient risk factors for vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia.

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