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Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Jan;56(1):582-3. doi: 10.1128/AAC.05024-11. Epub 2011 Nov 7.

Low prevalence of heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus isolates among Connecticut veterans.

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Departments of Laboratory Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. susan.fink@yale.edu

Abstract

The Etest glycopeptide resistance detection identified two potential heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (hVISA) isolates from a screen of 288 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from patients at a Connecticut Veterans Hospital. However, the two isolates did not meet the criteria for hVISA by the population analysis profile-area under the curve analysis, arguing against routine screening for hVISA in this low prevalence population.

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PMC3256079
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10.1128/AAC.05024-11
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