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Since genes that are resistant to Synercid are already in humans, as we begin to use Synercid, we may find a rapid increase in resistance in human enterococci.
In 1998, three Americans infected with hospital-acquired staph infections are found to be resistant to vancomycin, the last line of defense against the potentially lethal infection.
The resistant strain, the sole survivor, is then free to reproduce unchecked.
Dade Behring was the first company to offer an automated identification and susceptibility testing system cleared for improved detection of the emerging resistant bacterium vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA).
Previous studies have examined the potential for infection with resistant microbes via animal waste-polluted water in the vicinity of a CAFO and contaminated food products.
The increased use of herbicides, in turn, raises the possibility of weeds developing resistance, forcing an even greater use of herbicides to control the more resistant strains.
The fact that a patient was infected with even a moderately resistant strain ``means that we can throw out the window the hope that Staph aureus was not going to break through'' medical defenses, said Haley, former chief of the CDC's hospital infections branch.
The 18 resistant isolates displayed 9 profiles that differed by 1 to 3 bands (Dice correlation coefficient 55%) (Figure).
faecium was resistant to a potent antibiotic cocktail that goes by the name of Synercid.
Doctors and patients may also play a role in creating resistant bacteria, Plouffe said.
We will build upon our successful proof of concept with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), in which we showed that "achaogens" can sensitize resistant strains of anthrax, making them susceptible to existing fluoroquinolones, while inhibiting the emergence of new types of resistance.
pneumoniae; the organism was resistant to all [beta]-lactam antimicrobial drugs tested, including cefepime, ceftriaxone, piperacillin/tazobactam, imipenem, fluoroquinolones, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, gentamicin, and tobramycin.