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Bacteremia caused by Leuconostoc species : 6-case series

Oh KJ, Jung DS, Ko KS, Lee HJ, Park JY, Lee H

Leuconostoc species are Gram-positive coccobacilli and are used in dairy products and are intrinsically resistant to vancomycin. Leuconostoc infections are rare in humans, usually occurring in immune-compromised patients. We describe...
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Factors Associated with Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Colonization in Patients Transferred to Emergency Departments in Korea

Kim HS, Kim DH, Yoon HJ, Lee WJ, Woo SH, Choi SP

BACKGROUND: Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infections have become a major healthcare-associated pathogen problem worldwide. Nosocomial VRE infections could be effectively controlled by screening patients at high risk of harboring VRE and...
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Comparison of Enterococcus faecium Bacteremic Isolates from Hematologic and Non-hematologic Patients: Differences in Antimicrobial Resistance and Molecular Characteristics

Cho SY, Park YJ, Cho H, Park DJ, Yu JK, Oak HC, Lee DG

BACKGROUND: Enterococcus faecium, especially vancomycin-resistant E. faecium (VREfm), is a major concern for patients with hematologic diseases. Exposure to antibiotics including fluoroquinolone, which is used as a routine prophylaxis for...
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Vancomycin Resistance due to vanA Gene Expression in an Aerococcus viridans Isolate: First Case in Korea

Ahn K, Hwang GY, Uh Y, Yoon KJ, Hyun S

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High Incidence of Virulence Factors Among Clinical Enterococcus faecalis Isolates in Southwestern Iran

Heidari H, Hasanpour , Ebrahim-Saraie HS, Motamedifar M

BACKGROUND: Over the past two decades, enterococci have emerged as an important agent responsible for hospital acquired infection. Several virulence factors contribute to the adherence, colonization, evasion of the host...
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Vancomycin resistant enterococci in urine cultures: Antibiotic susceptibility trends over a decade at a tertiary hospital in the United Kingdom

Toner L, Papa N, Aliyu SH, Dev H, Lawrentschuk N, Al-Hayek S

PURPOSE: Enterococci are a common cause of urinary tract infection and vancomycin-resistant strains are more difficult to treat. The purpose of this surveillance program was to assess the prevalence of...
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Clinical significance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization in liver transplant recipients

Kim YJ, Kim SI, Choi JY, Yoon SK, You YK, Kim DG

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Liver transplant patients are at high risk for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) colonization. We evaluated patients before and after liver transplant using active surveillance culture...
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The Factors Influencing Compliance of Multidrug-resistant Organism Infection Control in Intensive Care Units Nurses

Kim JH, Lim KH

PURPOSE: This study was conducted to identify factors influencing compliance of multidrug-resistant organism infection control in intensive care units (ICU) nurses. METHODS: Data were collected from 254 ICU nurses who were...
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Risk Factors for Prolonged Carriage and Reacquisition of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci

Lee D, Park ES, Yong D, Choi JY, Lee K, Jee SH

BACKGROUND: Patients infected with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are kept in isolation to prevent the spread of VRE in medical facilities. However, decision-making regarding isolation can be challenging at the time...
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Evaluation of the iNtRON VRE vanA/vanB Real-Time PCR Assay for Detection of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci

Huh HJ, Jang MA, Seo JY, Kim JY, Ki CS, Kim JW, Lee NY

BACKGROUND: Recently, the iNtRON VRE vanA/vanB real-time PCR (iNtRON; iNtRON Biotechnology, Korea) assay, a multiplex real-time PCR method, was introduced. In this prospective study, we compared the iNtRON assay with...
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Vancomycin Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus in Korean Primary Hospitals

Yoon J

According to a United States study, 13 cases of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) have been reported to date. In 2001, a survey conducted in Korea revealed that 0.5% of methicillin-resistant...
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Evaluation of Vancomycin Resistance 3 Multiplexed PCR Assay for Detection of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci from Rectal Swabs

Cekin Y, Erman Daloglu A, Ogunc D, Ozhak Baysan B, Daglar D, Inan D, Mutlu D, Ongut G, Colak D

BACKGROUND: Active screening for vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) using rectal specimens is recommended to limit the spread of antimicrobial resistance within certain high-risk populations. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of Vancomycin...
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Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus avium Isolated from the Wound of a Patient with Diabetes Mellitus

Ko YJ, Shim HS, Moon HW, Hur M, Yun YM

  • KMID: 2312221
  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2013 Apr;3(2):115-118.
Enterococcus avium, very commonly found in birds, is rarely reported as a human pathogen. Although several studies have focused on cases of infection with E. avium, little is known about...
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Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes for Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Colonization on Intensive Care Unit Admission

Byun SJ, Kang J

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) colonization rate in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), associated risk factors and clinical outcomes for...
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Prevalence of Positive Carriage of Tuberculosis, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci in Patients Transported by Ambulance: A Single Center Observational Study

Ro YS, Shin SD, Noh H, Cho SI

OBJECTIVES: An ambulance can be a potential source of contagious or droplet infection of a community. We estimated the prevalence of positive carriage of tuberculosis (TB), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA),...
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Development and Evaluation of a Web-based Education Program for Nursing Students on Control of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus Infection

Gong J, Kang J

  • KMID: 2295655
  • J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.
  • 2012 Feb;19(1):122-133.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop a web-based education program on control vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infections and to identify the effects of the program on knowledge and...
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Characterization of a Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium Outbreak Caused by 2 Genetically Different Clones at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Lee WG, Ahn SH, Jung MK, Jin HY, Park IJ

In July 2010, we identified an outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in our 26-bed neonatal intensive care unit. We performed an epidemiological investigation after clinical cultures of 2 neonates were...
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Risk Factors for Recurrence of Clostridium difficile Infection: Effect of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci Colonization

Choi HK, Kim KH, Lee SH, Lee SJ

Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is one of the most difficult problems in healthcare infection control. We evaluated the risk factors associated with recurrence in patients with CDI. A retrospective...
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A Case of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcal Urinary Tract Infection and Pseudomembranous Colitis Co-Infection

Kim JG, Kim KH, Park SH, Song JE, Oh WG, Kim JH, Lee KY

  • KMID: 2307143
  • Korean J Nephrol.
  • 2011 Jan;30(1):107-111.
Infections are the second leading cause of mortality among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Recently, colonization or infection with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) is increasing in prevalence at many institutions...
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Characterization of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci Isolated from Stools and Their Acquisition of Vancomycin Resistance

Kim HJ, Kwon HY, Kim KL, Lee HJ, Jo HJ, Hwang SM, Chang KS

We have isolated 6 vancomycin resistant (VR) Enterococcus faecium and 5 VR-E. gallinarum. Vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE) isolates were resistant to multi-drugs, but susceptible to linezolid and quinupristin/dalfopristin. VRE isolates...
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