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It Is Time to Address the Isolation Policy for Patients Colonized with Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci

Chang E, Kim HB

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are one of the most important pathogens causing healthcare-associated infections. If VRE is detected in the culture tests of a patient’s clinical specimen, the patient should be...
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Does oral doxycycline treatment affect eradication of urine vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus? A tertiary hospital study

Kim Y, Bae S, Hwang S, Kwon KT, Chang HH, Kim SJ, Park HK, Lee JM, Kim SW

Background: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) has become more common in nosocomial infections, especially in urine samples. However, until now, no treatment regimen has been proven to effectively eradicate urine VRE colonization....
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Shorter Incubation Times for Detecting Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria in Patient Samples: Defining Early Imaging Time Points Using Growth Kinetics and Total Laboratory Automation

Burckhardt I, Last K, Zimmermann S

BACKGROUND: The transition from manual processing of patient samples to automated workflows in medical microbiology is challenging. Although automation enables microbiologists to evaluate all samples following the same incubation period,...
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Steady Inflow of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci from Outside a Hospital

An HS, Park SW, Ko SH, Bang JH

BACKGROUND: Cross-transmission within hospitals has been considered a major source of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) acquisition. Inflow of VRE from outside hospitals may also be an important factor in South Korea. METHODS:...
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Brain Abscess Caused by Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci

Lee S, Ha SW, Yun UK, Whang IH, Han SW, Kim SM, Yang Y, Han JH, Oh I, Kim CK

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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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Comparison of Antibiotic Resistance Rate of Medically Important Microorganisms between Japan and Korea

Shibayama , Lee H, Kim S

BACKGROUND: A surveillance system for antibiotic resistance is well organized in both Japan and Korea; however, a comparative analysis by microorganism has not previously been conducted. METHODS: We compared the latest...
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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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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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Detection of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci using Multiplex Real-time PCR Assay and Melting Curve Analysis

Cha CH, An HK, Kim JU

BACKGROUND: We developed and evaluated the utility of a multiplex real-time PCR assay that uses melting curve analysis and allows simultaneous identification of vancomycin-resistant genotypes and clinically relevant enterococci. METHODS: The...
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A Case of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci P eritonitis in a Pediatric P atient on CAPD Successfully Treated with Linezolid

Baek SA, Park SS, Kim SD, Cho BS

  • KMID: 2197224
  • J Korean Soc Pediatr Nephrol.
  • 2008 Oct;12(2):245-249.
Peritonitis is one of the major complications of CAPD(continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis). Recently, multidrug-resistant organisms, such as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) have been rarely reported by the pathogen as of CAPD-associated...
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Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Meningitis

Ryu WS, Bae EK, Kim JS, Erm GH, Jung KH, Park HK, Chu K

  • KMID: 2185077
  • J Korean Neurol Assoc.
  • 2008 Aug;26(3):273-276.
The incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) meningitis is increasing. We present a 56-year-old man who suffered from VRE meningitis after cerebellar hemorrhage and intraventricular catheter insertion. The patient recovered completely...
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Clinical implications on vancomycin-resistant enterococci isolated f rom the sp ecimen of pediatric patients in a university hosp ital

Park YH, Kim KJ, Kim KH, Chun JK, Lee TJ, Kim DS, Park ES

PURPOSE: While cases of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) have increasingly been reported worldwide since it was first reported in the late 1980s, there have been few systemic studies on the pediatric...
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Clinical Characteristics in Patients with Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci Colonization or Infection during 5 years in a Private General Hospital

Kim JK, Kim CH, Han SY, Byun HW, Park WJ, Woo HJ, Hyun IG, Lee JJ, Lee KM

  • KMID: 1590029
  • Korean J Crit Care Med.
  • 2005 Jun;20(1):54-62.
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) is increasing rapidly through the world and is now a major cause of nosocomial infection. The transmission dynamics and factors contributing their dissemination are complex. We...
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Molecular Diversity of vanA Gene Cluster in Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci Isolated in One University Hospital

Kim J, Lee JH, Yoon JJ, Lee NY

  • KMID: 2285139
  • Infect Chemother.
  • 2003 Dec;35(6):377-384.
BACKGROUND: The vanA gene is the most frequently encountered gene among isolates, causing vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) infections in humans, and it is part of the transposable element Tn1546. Knowledge of...
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Clinical Characteristics and Risk Factors of Death among Patients with Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) during 8 Years (1994-2001) in a University Hospital

Lee YJ, Lee JG, Hwang BY, Jeong HW, Jung SJ, Kee SY, Song JJ, Hwang IS, Eom JS, Cheong HJ, Kim WJ, Kim MJ, Park SC

  • KMID: 2170067
  • Infect Chemother.
  • 2003 Oct;35(5):249-255.
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infection is an emerging nosocomial problem. VRE usually multidrug-resistant, poses therapeutic dilemmas. The gene that encodes the resistance against vancomycin may spread the resistance to Staphylococcus...
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Molecular Characterization of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci Isolated from Poultry in Korea

Huh JY, Lee SM, Lee SH, Lee WG, Yong D, Lee K, Shin WS, Lee DG

  • KMID: 1611049
  • Korean J Clin Microbiol.
  • 2003 Sep;6(2):114-118.
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) have been increasingly isolated worldwide as a nosocomial pathogen. In Korea, because avoparcin has been used as a growth promoter in animal feed, vanA-containing enterococci have...
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Rectal Surveillance Culture of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Hospitalized Patients at Hematology-Oncology Unit

Kim M, Lee S, Lim J, Seo KS, Kim Y, Han K, Choi JH, Yoo JH, Choi SM, Shin WS, Lee DG, Kim KM

  • KMID: 1615160
  • Infect Chemother.
  • 2003 Jun;35(3):123-129.
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) have emerged as important pathogens among hospitalized patients. We evaluated the prevalence of rectal VRE colonization at hematology-oncology unit and the correlation between VRE colonization and...
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Colonization Rate, Risk Factor for Acquisition and Genetic Diversity of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) Isolated from Rectal Culture of Patients in Intensvie Care Units from Ten Large Hospitals in Korea

Cheong HJ, Song JY, Eom JS, Kim WJ, Choi SJ, Choi JH, Lee H, Chung MH, Lee KM, Shin DH, Sohn BR, Choi JS, Woo HJ, Kwon JA, Lee KW, Choe KW, Park SC

  • KMID: 2248666
  • Korean J Infect Dis.
  • 2002 Oct;34(5):276-284.
BACKGROUND: VRE have become an emerging nosocomial pathogen in Korea, but there has not been nationwide study on the colonization of VRE among high risk groups of hospitalized patients. The...
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An Enterococcus gallinarum Strain Carrying Both vanA and vanC1 Genes

Sung HS, Yun KA, Kim MN, Pai CH

  • KMID: 2226054
  • Korean J Clin Pathol.
  • 2002 Feb;22(1):31-33.
Enterococcus gallinarum carrying both vanA and vanC1 genes were detected from a surveillance culture from a patient staying at the surgical intensive care unit for a few years. E. gallinarum,...
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