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Comparison of two chromogenic media for the detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal carriage by nursing home residents.

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We compared ChromID VRE and Brilliance VRE media for the detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Using a panel of 28 enterococcal isolates, 10 vanA Enterococcus faecium and three vanA Enterococcus faecalis isolates grew as per manufacturers' instructions whilst growth of two vanC and eight vancomycin-susceptible enterococci was inhibited on both media. Important differences were noted in the selectivity and chromogenic properties of the two media for vanA Enterococcus raffinosus ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2016.04.026

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0000-0002-2011-1205
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease Journal website
Volume:
85
Issue:
4
Pages:
409-412
Publication date:
2016-05-05
Acceptance date:
2016-04-23
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EISSN:
1879-0070
ISSN:
0732-8893
Pubs id:
pubs:631041
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uri:c0ceb00a-d067-4636-b6b6-c17d16e2da43
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uuid:c0ceb00a-d067-4636-b6b6-c17d16e2da43
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pubs:631041

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