Emergence of daptomycin-resistant VRE: Experience of a single institution Journal Article


Authors: Kamboj, M.; Cohen, N.; Gilhuley, K.; Babady, N. E.; Seo, S. K.; Sepkowitz, K. A.
Article Title: Emergence of daptomycin-resistant VRE: Experience of a single institution
Abstract: Recent surveillance from US hospitals shows that more than 99.5% of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) isolates remain susceptible to daptomycin. This report describes emergence of daptomycin-resistant VRE at a major cancer center. The percentage of patients with daptomycin-resistant VRE bacteremia increased from 3.4% in 2007 to 15.2% in 2009 (P = .03). Without susceptibility data, empiric daptomycin therapy for VRE infections should be used with caution. © 2011 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.
Keywords: adult; child; clinical article; preschool child; aged; nonhuman; cancer center; antibiotic resistance; bacteremia; vancomycin resistant enterococcus; antibiotic sensitivity; enterococcal infection; daptomycin; empirical research
Journal Title: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume: 32
Issue: 4
ISSN: 0899-823X
Publisher: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America  
Date Published: 2011-04-01
Start Page: 391
End Page: 394
Language: English
DOI: 10.1086/659152
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 21460492
PMCID: PMC3676937
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Notes: --- - "Export Date: 23 June 2011" - "CODEN: ICEPE" - "Source: Scopus"
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  1. Ngolela Esther Babady
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  2. Kent A Sepkowitz
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  3. Susan Seo
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  4. Mini Kamboj
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