A new risk factor for neonatal vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus colonisation: bacterial probiotics


Topcuoglu S., Gursoy T., Ovali F., Serce Ö., Karatekin G.

JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, vol.28, no.12, pp.1491-1494, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/14767058.2014.958462
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1491-1494
  • Keywords: Newborn, probiotics, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, INTENSIVE-CARE-UNIT, ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANCE, DIGESTIVE-TRACT, IN-VITRO, VANA, PLASMID, MICE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTION, GENE
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) colonisation can be controlled with strict adherence to infection control measures. We describe a VRE outbreak coincident with bacterial probiotic trial. Relationship between probiotic and VRE colonisation, and other possible risk factors were investigated.