Increased and inappropriate- use of vancomycin during (He past 35 years has led to the development of vancomycin resistant enieroccccal (VRE) species that are difficult and expensive to treat. This article presents case reviews of patients who experienced vanoomycin-resistant enterococcus faecium (VREF) infections during prolonged hospitalizations after transplantation. The risk factors for the development of VRE infection, prevention measures, and the interventions to be implemented once VRE infection is diagnosed are discussed
Alterations in Immunity| August 01 1996
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus: Case Reviews After Transplantation
Kathleen R. Dobbin, RN, MS;
From the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1996) 7 (3): 403–408.
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Kathleen R. Dobbin, Brent A. Dunworth; Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus: Case Reviews After Transplantation. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 August 1996; 7 (3): 403–408. doi:
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