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|Title:||Comparative study of selective chromogenic (chromID VRE) and bile esculin agars for isolation and identification of vanB-containing vancomycin-resistant enterococci from feces and rectal swabs.|
|Authors:||Grabsch, Elizabeth A;Ghaly-Derias, S;Gao, W;Howden, Benjamin P|
Microbiology Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia
|Citation:||Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2008; 46(12): 4034-6|
|Abstract:||The new chromogenic agar chromID VRE (cIDVRE; bioMérieux) was compared with bile esculin agar (BD) containing 6 mg/liter vancomycin for the detection of colonization with vanB-containing vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). At 48 h of incubation, the results obtained with both media were comparable. However, cIDVRE detected significantly more VRE at 24 h (39.3% versus 21.3%, P = 0.003), and its use may facilitate the timely implementation of infection control procedures.|
|Internal ID Number:||18832121|
Enterococcus.drug effects.isolation & purification
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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