Vancomycin overuse in Siriraj Hospital.

@article{Rattanaumpawan2006VancomycinOI,
  title={Vancomycin overuse in Siriraj Hospital.},
  author={Pinyo Rattanaumpawan and Visanu Thamlikitkul and Kulkanya Chokepaibulkit and Darin Lohsiriwat and Nalinee Aswapokee},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  year={2006},
  volume={89 Suppl 5},
  pages={S125-32}
}
OBJECTIVE An emergence of vancomycin resistant organisms particularly vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) has become a serious public health concern. To prevent and control the spread of vancomycin resistant organisms, the prudent use of vancomycin is strongly recommended by the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). MATERIAL AND METHOD A 6-week prospective observational study of vancomycin use was conducted in hospitalized patients at Siriraj Hospital from… CONTINUE READING

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