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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Also effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), and Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin
Herein we report a case of urinary system infection and rectal colonization due to vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in a patient with spinal cord injury.
Comparative in vitro antimicrobial activity of tigecycline against clinical isolates of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus.
Two bugs had VRE, or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus Faecium, a less dangerous form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Variant esp gene as a marker of a distinct genetic lineage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium spreading in hospitals.
A cluster of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in an intensive care unit.
This product is also EPA registered with a 30-second kill time for tuberculosis (TB), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), Streptococcus, and a one-second kill time for coronavirus (SARS), HIV, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), hepatitis A, herpes simplex, poliovirus, rotavirus, pseudomonas, salmonella, and Staphylococcus aureus.
It is effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE).
ZYVOX (linezolid), which has been marketed in Japan since 2001, is currently used in the treatment of infections associated with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE).
The top "bad bugs" are methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species; Acinetobacter baumannii; Aspergillus; vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium; and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, according to the IDSA report.
Eradication of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium from a pediatric oncology unit and prevalence of colonization in hospitalized and community-based children.
Abstract: A 56-year-old man with diabetes mellitus and cadaveric renal transplantation had vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium tricuspid valve endocarditis.

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