vancomycin


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van·co·my·cin

(văng′kə-mī′sĭn, văn′kə-)
n.
An antibiotic, C66H75Cl2N9O24, obtained from the actinomycete Amycolatopsis orientalis (formerly Streptomyces orientalis), used usually in the form of its hydrochloride to treat infections of staphylococci and other gram-positive bacteria.

[vanco- (from shortening and alteration of vanquish) + -mycin.]

vancomycin

(ˌvænkəʊˈmaɪsɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) an antibiotic effective against most Gram-positive organisms. It is given by intravenous infusions for serious infections that are resistant to other antibiotics
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Noun1.vancomycin - an antibiotic (trade name Vancocin) effective against some bacterial infections
antibiotic, antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
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vancomycin

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With a targeted launch of 2 April 2018, FIRVANQ will replace the company's FIRST-Vancomycin Unit-of-Use Compounding Kit, which has been available to pharmacists that need a convenient, accurate and compliant way to compound vancomycin oral liquid therapy.
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Vancomycin is a glycopeptide antibiotic used for the treatment of serious infections caused by Gram-positive organism.
3] Sequential mutations in Vancomycin Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (VSSA) led to the emergence of vancomycin heteroresistant-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (hVISA) and ultimately Vancomycin intermediate resistance Staphylococcus aureus (VISA).
Vancomycin resistance was determined by using two methods, including vancomycin disk diffusion test (d"14 mm indicated VRE) and vancomycin MICs (e"32 mg/ mL indicated VRE) [4].
Vancomycin has been prescribed for 60 years and been dubbed "magical" because it is so effective.
This included ridinilazole achieving statistical superiority over vancomycin in sustained clinical response ('SCR'), a composite endpoint of cure at the end of treatment and no recurrence 30 days after treatment, a result which was driven by a large numerical reduction in infection recurrence.
TREATING CLOSTRIDIUM difficile infection with vancomycin achieves the same recurrence rates as does treatment with metronidazole, but with a significantly lower 30-day mortality, a study showed.
Vancomycin is widely used for confirmed or suspected neonatal sepsis as around 90% of coagulase negative Staphylococci strains are oxacillin and penicillin-resistant.
Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) causes health-care related infections such as endocarditis, meningitis, bacteremia, Septicemia and gastrointestinal tract infections in immunocompromised patients.
2-4) In the past two decades, vancomycin became the main treatment option for resistant strains, especially in the hospital, even though partial and full resistance to this antimicrobial have already been spotted.

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