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  • bacteremia
  • Blood cultures and cultures from right thoracentesis specimens revealed MRSA bacteremia and empyema, respectively, for which the patient was started on vancomycin 1 gm IV q 12 hours. (hindawi.com)
  • dose
  • The amount of vancomycin given per dose depends on a variety of factors, including kidney function, other nephrotoxic drugs the person may be taking, age, and weight. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Your dose of vancomycin will depend on the strength of the medicine, the number of doses you take daily, and the amount of time you will use the drug. (everydayhealth.com)
  • agar
  • For inoculating peri-rectal/anal swabs or stool specimens directly, one method uses bile esculin azide agar plates containing 6 µg/ml of vancomycin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vancomycin resistance can be determined for enterococcal colonies available in pure culture by inoculating a suspension of the organism onto a commercially available brain heart infusion agar (BHIA) plate containing 6 µg/ml vancomycin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Strains
  • These bacterial strains present a thickening of the cell wall, which is believed to reduce the ability of vancomycin to diffuse into the division septum of the cell required for effective vancomycin treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • fidaxomicin
  • In addition, the study met its secondary endpoint of recurrence: 13.3% of the subjects had a recurrence with fidaxomicin vs. 24.0% with oral vancomycin. (wikipedia.org)
  • The study also met its exploratory endpoint of global cure (77.7% for fidaxomicin vs. 67.1% for vancomycin). (wikipedia.org)
  • Fidaxomicin was shown to be as good as the current standard-of-care, vancomycin, for treating CDI in a Phase III trial published in February 2011. (wikipedia.org)
  • nephrotoxicity
  • Furthermore, excessive concentrations of vancomycin must be avoided because high levels can result in serious side effects, specifically damage to hearing (ototoxicity) and kidney damage (nephrotoxicity). (labtestsonline.org)
  • Later trials using purer forms of vancomycin found nephrotoxicity is an infrequent adverse effect (0.1% to 1% of patients), but this is accentuated in the presence of aminoglycosides. (wikipedia.org)
  • medication
  • The medication does not pass into breast milk and is unlikely to cause harm to a breastfeeding baby, but talk to your doctor before breastfeeding while taking vancomycin. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Drug
  • The vancomycin test can be used to monitor the amount of drug in the blood to ensure that it remains at a therapeutic concentration - that is, adequate but not excessive. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Common adverse drug reactions (≥1% of patients) associated with IV vancomycin include: local pain, which may be severe, and thrombophlebitis. (wikipedia.org)