Vancomycin-resistant organisms on a burn unit.

  title={Vancomycin-resistant organisms on a burn unit.},
  author={Joseph M. Still and Edward S. Law and Bruce D. Friedman and Stefanie Fuhrman and Terry Newton},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={94 8},
The incidence of infections due to vancomycin-resistant organisms has significantly increased during the past several years. This is important because vancomycin has been the drug of choice for treatment of infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Enterococci resistant to vancomycin are now emerging, and MRSA organisms with intermediate resistance to vancomycin have been identified in some centers. Cross transfer of resistance will eventually lead to the widespread… CONTINUE READING