Evaluation of a novel chromogenic agar medium for isolation and differentiation of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis isolates.

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The development of reliable and rapid methods for the identification of patients colonized with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) is central to the containment of this agent within a hospital environment. To this end, we evaluated a prototype chromogenic agar medium (VRE-BMX; bioMérieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France) used to recover VRE from clinical… (More)

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@article{Ledeboer2007EvaluationOA, title={Evaluation of a novel chromogenic agar medium for isolation and differentiation of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis isolates.}, author={Nathan A. Ledeboer and Kingshuk Das and Michael Eveland and C{\'e}line Roger-Dalbert and Sandrine Mailler and Sonia Chatellier and William Michael Dunne}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2007}, volume={45 5}, pages={1556-60} }