Antibiotic regimens with rifampicin for treatment of Enterococcus faecium in biofilms.

@article{Holmberg2014AntibioticRW,
  title={Antibiotic regimens with rifampicin for treatment of Enterococcus faecium in biofilms.},
  author={Anna H. Holmberg and Magnus Rasmussen},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={2014},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={78-80}
}
Enterococcus faecium is an important pathogen that is resistant to many antibiotics and is able to form biofilms on implanted medical devices. In this study, the efficacy of rifampicin-containing antibiotic regimens against biofilms of E. faecium in vitro was investigated by determination of the minimum biofilm eradication concentration and by time-kill experiments of bacteria in biofilms formed on beads of bone cement. Rifampicin combined with tigecycline, daptomycin or linezolid was more… CONTINUE READING