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Is vancomycin MIC creep a worldwide phenomenon? Assessment of S. aureus vancomycin MIC in a tertiary university hospital

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, February 2013
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Title
Is vancomycin MIC creep a worldwide phenomenon? Assessment of S. aureus vancomycin MIC in a tertiary university hospital
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BMC Research Notes, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-6-65
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Silvestre Joana, Póvoa Pedro, Gonçalves Elsa, Martins Filomena

Abstract

Vancomycin is the primary treatment for infections caused by methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The association of vancomycin treatment failures with increased vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) is a well-recognized problem. A number of single-centre studies have identified progressive increases in glycopeptide MICs for S. aureus strains over recent years - a phenomenon known as vancomycin MIC creep. It is unknown if this is a worldwide phenomenon or if it is localized to specific centers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 2%
Denmark 1 2%
Unknown 41 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 23%
Student > Postgraduate 6 14%
Student > Master 4 9%
Other 4 9%
Professor 3 7%
Other 10 23%
Unknown 6 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 16%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 9%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 7 16%

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