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Med Clin North Am. 1995 Jul;79(4):817-31.

Vancomycin.

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Infectious Disease Division, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York, USA.

Abstract

Vancomycin is a nontoxic glycopeptide antibiotic most often used to treat serious gram-positive infections, C. difficile diarrhea/colitis, and endocarditis and hemodialysis shunt prophylaxis. Vancomycin should not be added to drug regimens for gram-positive coverage, and the empiric use of vancomycin should be discouraged to avoid the emergence of VRE. Vancomycin serum levels are no longer necessary or cost effective in most patients because vancomycin is not nephrotoxic.

PMID:
7791425
DOI:
10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30041-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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