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  • Two bugs had VRE, or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus Faecium, a less dangerous form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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  • Clinicians also worry about vancomycin-resistant enterococci VRE, encouraged by the use of the antibiotic virginiamycin in livestock, Clostridium difficile, a serious intestinal bug developing resistance, and resistant Acinetobacter baumannii which has so afflicted US troops in Iraq it has been dubbed "Iraqibacter."

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  • On the other two they found VRE — vancomycin-resistant enterococcus faecium, a less dangerous form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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  • Take, for example, a new drug, or a conservation program for an existing drug, that treats or reduces vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus and leads to fewer intensive care unit admissions for patients with this infection.

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  • VRE had become vancomycin-resistant in the same years that MRSA had begun to intensify, in hospitals and also in the serious community infections that Robert Daum and others had uncovered.


  • They said I am ten times more likely to get it again, and if I get it, and it becomes vancomycin-resistant, then there might not be anything that would stop the infection.


  • VRE, see vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium


  • VRSA, see vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus


  • In 1989, the first case of infection with vancomycin-resistant enterococci, VRE, was discovered by chance in an elderly ICU patient in Baltimore.


  • Critical care physicians felt an almost palpable tension, wondering which of them would be unlucky enough to find the first isolate of vancomycin-resistant staph in his or her ICU.



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