Predicting clearance of colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by use of weekly surveillance cultures

Charmaine M. Huckabee, W. Charles Huskins, Patrick R. Murray

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Scopus citations

Abstract

We analyzed surveillance cultures for vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) collected during a multicenter trial to determine if three negative cultures collected at weekly intervals would predict clearance of VRE or MRSA from colonized patients. Seventy-two percent of VRE-colonized patients and 94% of MRSA-colonized patients were culture negative after three consecutive negative cultures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1229-1230
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Predicting clearance of colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by use of weekly surveillance cultures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this