Recommendations for preventing the spread of vancomycin resistance: recommendations of the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

@article{Hierholzer1995RecommendationsFP,
  title={Recommendations for preventing the spread of vancomycin resistance: recommendations of the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).},
  author={Walter J. Hierholzer and Julia S. Garner and Audrey B. Adams and Donald E. Craven and David W. Fleming and Susan W. Forlenza and Mary J. R. Gilchrist and Donald A. Goldmann and Elaine Larson and C. Glen Mayhall and Rita D McCormick and Ronald Lee Nichols},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          87-94
        }
}
  • Walter J. Hierholzer, Julia S. Garner, +9 authors Ronald Lee Nichols
  • Published in
    American journal of infection…
    1995
  • Medicine
  • A rapid increase in the incidence of infection and colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) has been reported from U.S. hospitals in the last 5 years. This increase poses several problems, including a) the lack of available antimicrobials for therapy of infections due to VRE, since most VRE are also resistant to multiple other drugs, e.g., aminoglycosides and ampicillin, previously used for the treatment of infections due to these organisms, and b) the possibility that the… CONTINUE READING

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