Edit concept Question Editor Create issue ticket

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus


Presentation

  • The present study describes the dissemination of ST412 clone in the local hospitals.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
  • A 20-year-old 27-week pregnant patient with a history of spina bifida, neurogenic bladder, and multiple hospitalizations for recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) was diagnosed with pyelonephritis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Heart Disease
  • Multivariable analysis identified the factors affecting ICU cost as follows: VRE colonization (odds ratio [OR], 1.20; P .038), ICU length of stay (OR, 1.93; P .001), ICU type (OR, 1.51; P .001), valvular heart disease (OR, 2.38; P .27), hospitalization[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Anuria
  • Anuria adds an additional complication of potentially reduced urinary drug concentrations. Bladder irrigation offers the benefit of achieving high local drug concentrations, but there are no data regarding such a route for linezolid.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Workup

Scedosporium
  • A retrospective microbiological and radiologic review of the management of a rare case of multiple Scedosporium apiospermum and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium intra-cranial abscesses in an immunocompromised patient was performed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Treatment

  • Treatment of VRE in pregnancy can be challenging due to the teratogenicity or unknown safety of available options.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Prognosis

  • A case of endogenous endophthalmitis caused by VRE in an immunocompromised patient has been reported; the outcome was poor, resulting in enucleation. 2 Postoperative enterococcal endophthalmitis is relatively rare but associated with a poor prognosis.[jamanetwork.com]
  • In that review, enterococcal bacteraemia was not found to be a factor which influenced prognosis. References Bonten, Marc JM, et al. "Epidemiology of colonisation of patients and environment with vancomycin-resistant enterococci."[derangedphysiology.com]
  • Microbiological and clinical characteristics of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteraemia in Taiwan: implication of sequence type for prognosis. J Antimicrob Chemother [Internet]. 2012 Sep [cited 2015 Jul 14];67(9):[2243-9].[aprendeenlinea.udea.edu.co]
  • From What is the prognosis of a vancomycin-resistant enterococcal (VRE) infection? VRE infections can be cured in most patients, and the outcome is often more dependent on the underlying disease than on the infecting organism.[medicinenet.com]

Etiology

  • Enterococcus raffinosus is scarcely found in clinical samples and even less frequently as etiologic agent of endocarditis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • […] of diseases in human communities. 2. the field of medicine concerned with the determination of the specific causes of localized outbreaks of infection, such as hepatitis, of toxic disorders, such as lead poisoning, or any other disease of recognized etiology[vdh.virginia.gov]
  • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) by Justin Solomon Transmission Direct contact with colonised/infected patients or indirectly via contaminated hands of health-care workers (HCWs) or fomites. (5) Reservoirs Human GI tract and female genital tract (7) Etiologic[austincc.edu]

Epidemiology

  • […] for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and contact isolation of colonized patients on the incidence of VRE bacteremia SETTING A hematology-oncology unit with high prevalence of VRE colonization characterized by predominantly sporadic molecular epidemiology[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • .: This novel predictive score is based on risk factors reflecting a plausible pathophysiological model for VRE BSI in patients with hematological malignancy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful Identifying carriers of vancomycin-resistant enterococci Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory[mayomedicallaboratories.com]

Prevention

  • This is timely given the evolving priorities in efforts towards the prevention and treatment of multidrug-resistant organisms globally.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Prevention and Treatment FIgure 6. Hand washing using antiseptic soap to prevent spread of bacteria potentially harmful to the patient. As stated above there is a great stance for hand washing to prevent the spread of VRE.[microbewiki.kenyon.edu]
  • […] respond to pandemic influenza Actively participating in community education by hosting our region's Infection Prevention and Control Network.[nygh.on.ca]
  • If you do have VRE, you can help prevent transmission to others by letting your doctor know. Hospitals can use special precautions to help prevent the infection from spreading to other patients.[healthline.com]

Ask Question

5000 Characters left Format the text using: # Heading, **bold**, _italic_. HTML code is not allowed.
By publishing this question you agree to the TOS and Privacy policy.
• Use a precise title for your question.
• Ask a specific question and provide age, sex, symptoms, type and duration of treatment.
• Respect your own and other people's privacy, never post full names or contact information.
• Inappropriate questions will be deleted.
• In urgent cases contact a physician, visit a hospital or call an emergency service!