Reduced Acquisition and Overgrowth of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci and Candida Species in Patients Treated With Fidaxomicin Versus Vancomycin for Clostridium difficile Infection

@inproceedings{Nerandzic2012ReducedAA,
  title={Reduced Acquisition and Overgrowth of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci and Candida Species in Patients Treated With Fidaxomicin Versus Vancomycin for Clostridium difficile Infection},
  author={Michelle M. Nerandzic and Kathleen M. Mullane and Mark Andrew Miller and Farah Babakhani and Curtis J. Donskey},
  booktitle={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2012}
}
Fidaxomicin causes less disruption of anaerobic microbiota during treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) than vancomycin and has activity against many vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). In conjunction with a multicenter randomized trial of fidaxomicin versus vancomycin for CDI treatment, we tested the hypothesis that fidaxomicin promotes VRE and Candida species colonization less than vancomycin. Stool was cultured for VRE and Candida species before and after therapy. For… CONTINUE READING