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Therefore, this study aimed to assess the drug resistance against vancomycin, linezolid, tigecycline, rifampicin, fosfomycin, fusidic acid, clindamycin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and teicoplanin so as to guide for alternative therapeutic options to the physicians for the empirical as well as targeted use.
RMS can be prevented by administering the vancomycin at rates [less than or equal to]10 mg/min.
Figure 1 shows Vancomycin intermediate resistant Staphylococcus aureus according to gender, inpatient/outpatient department and age groups.
17] found, that the restriction of vancomycin use, cannot lead to reducing the rate of colonization with VRE in a hospital where VRE were endemic.
Previously the team showed it was possible to add two modifications to Vancomycin to make it even more potent.
This is the largest study to date to compare vancomycin and metronidazole in a real-world setting and one of the few studies focused on downstream outcomes of CDI," they reported.
Newborns who were admitted to the NPCU, diagnosed with Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), and treated with vancomycin for the first episode of late-onset sepsis (defined as sepsis after 48 h of age), were included in this study if they had vancomycin level tested as recommended.
Recent administration of vancomycin, use of multiple antibiotics, prolonged hospital stay and immunosuppression are all recognized as risk factors for the development of vancomycin resistance in the enterococci (Cetinkaya et al.
Susceptibility to vancomycin was determined in all isolates with Etest (bioMerieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France) and broth microdilution (Probac do Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brasil).
Vancomycin agar screen plates were prepared In-house by addition of 6 mg/L vancomycin to brain heart infusion (BHI) agar (Merck, Germany).
Chung and his associates observed a shift in oral vancomycin prescribing practices from a higher to a lower dosing regimen.
Explain the importance of therapeutic drug monitoring using vancomycin serum concentrations

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