Pseudo-outbreak of vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus (VRE) Colonization in a neonatal intensive care unit using spectra VRE surveillance medium.

@article{Gander2013PseudooutbreakOV,
  title={Pseudo-outbreak of vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus (VRE) Colonization in a neonatal intensive care unit using spectra VRE surveillance medium.},
  author={Rita M Gander and Dominick C Cavuoti and Adnan Alatoom and Paul Southern and Debra Grant and Kathleen Salinas and Donna A Gaffney and Jennifer Mackenzie and Linda Byrd},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={810-3}
}
From November 2011 through March 2012, we surveyed 272 babies in our neonatal intensive care unit for rectal colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Using Spectra VRE medium (Remel Diagnostics, Lenexa, KS), we identified one neonate colonized with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. In addition, 55 (13%) of the surveillance cultures yielded false-positive results with vancomycin-susceptible Enterococcus faecalis. During the same time period, 580 rectal swabs were… CONTINUE READING
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