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.
strain, the sole survivor, is then free to reproduce unchecked.
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
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.
pneumoniae; the organism was resistant
to all [beta]-lactam antimicrobial drugs tested, including cefepime, ceftriaxone, piperacillin/tazobactam, imipenem, fluoroquinolones, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, gentamicin, and tobramycin.