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In vitro susceptibility studies of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis.
Vancomycin resistance exhibited by Enterococcus faecalis isolates V583, V586, and V587 is described. The vancomycin MICs ranged from 32 to 64 micrograms/ml. Although resistant to vancomycin, theExpand
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Infection-Derived Enterococcus faecalisStrains Are Enriched in esp, a Gene Encoding a Novel Surface Protein
ABSTRACT We report the identification of a new cell wall-associated protein of Enterococcus faecalis. Studies on the distribution of the gene encoding this novel surface protein, Esp, reveal aExpand
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Modulation of virulence within a pathogenicity island in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis
Enterococci are members of the healthy human intestinal flora, but are also leading causes of highly antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infection. We examined the genomes of a strain ofExpand
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Virulence of enterococci.
Enterococci are commensal organisms well suited to survival in intestinal and vaginal tracts and the oral cavity. However, as for most bacteria described as causing human disease, enterococci alsoExpand
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Multiple-drug resistant enterococci: the nature of the problem and an agenda for the future.
Enterococci, leading causes of nosocomial bacteremia, surgical wound infection, and urinary tract infection, are becoming resistant to many and sometimes all standard therapies. New rapidExpand
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Native Microbial Colonization of Drosophila melanogaster and Its Use as a Model of Enterococcus faecalis Pathogenesis
ABSTRACT Enterococci are commensal organisms of the gastrointestinal (GI) tracts of a broad range of mammalian and insect hosts, but they are also leading causes of nosocomial infection. Little isExpand
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The enterococci : pathogenesis, molecular biology, and antibiotic resistance
Table of Contents 1. History, Taxonomy, Biochemical Characteristics, and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing of Enterococci, Richard R. Facklam, Maria da Gloria S. Carvalho, and Lucia M. Teixeira 2.Expand
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Emergence of Epidemic Multidrug-Resistant Enterococcus faecium from Animal and Commensal Strains
ABSTRACT Enterococcus faecium, natively a gut commensal organism, emerged as a leading cause of multidrug-resistant hospital-acquired infection in the 1980s. As the living record of its adaptation toExpand
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Genetic Diversity among Enterococcus faecalis
Enterococcus faecalis, a ubiquitous member of mammalian gastrointestinal flora, is a leading cause of nosocomial infections and a growing public health concern. The enterococci responsible for theseExpand
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Bacterial Endophthalmitis: Epidemiology, Therapeutics, and Bacterium-Host Interactions
SUMMARY Endophthalmitis is a severe inflammation of the interior of the eye caused by the introduction of contaminating microorganisms following trauma, surgery, or hematogenous spread from a distantExpand
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