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  • adj. Relating to, or produced by, an enterococcus


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  • About 20 percent of enterococcal infections in hospitals are resistant to vancomycin, says Barry Kreiswirth of New York's Public Health Research Institute.

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  • Florez AB, Mayo B (2007) Antibiotic resistance in non-enterococcal lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria.

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  • Vancomycin is used to treat enterococcal infections that develop in patients following abdominal surgery. - latest science and technology news stories

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  • The enterococcal surface protein Esp, identified as a potential virulence factor, is specifically linked to nosocomial clonal lineages that are genetically distinct from indigenous E. faecium strains.

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  • Treatment BROAD SPECTRUM ANTIBIOTICS  Clindamycin + Gentamycin most widely studied regimen 90 - 97\% efficacy plus ampicillin - if enterococcal infection suspected 85

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  • Several enterococcal isolates were also characterized and none of them contained the cylA or the vanABDEG antibiotic-resistance genes.

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  • Staphylococcal and enterococcal isolates were submitted to genetic profiling and to a characterization scheme, including detection of potential virulence traits and sensitivity to antibiotics.

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  • In addition, the study demonstrated that PNA FISH reduced the time to reporting of laboratory identification results for all enterococcal BSI's by 2.6 days and reduced time to appropriate antimicrobial therapy for E. faecium BSI's by 1.8 days.



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