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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
Affiliation: Microbiology Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia. Elizabeth.Grabsch@austin.org.au
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2008
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
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10686
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00944-08
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18832121
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Anti-Bacterial Agents.pharmacology
Culture Media.chemistry
Enterococcus.drug effects.isolation & purification
Feces.microbiology
Humans
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Rectum.microbiology
Time Factors
Vancomycin.pharmacology
Vancomycin Resistance
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