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Vre In Stool
Vancomycin resistant: Enterococcus (VRE). This is a "superbug" that is resistant to most abx including Vancomycin. It is mostly a nosocomial bug which means typically found in the hospital. You don't see this so much out in the real world. Especially related to having "foreign objects" in your body like central lines, catheters, etc ...Read more
Not: Permanent but highly resistant. Permanence of sorts ...Read more
Yes: Yes healthy persons and babies can contract VRE. It can be by hand to hand contact if the hands are not washed prperly. Also from touching the surfaces which may have been contaminated like bathroom etc.. ...Read more
An elderly hospitalized family member tested positive for vre. Should other family members who visit get tested or worry about getting infected?
No: Worry serves no purpose and can only detract from your enjoyment and meaning spending time with your family member. Many of us harbor resistant bugs but they are themselves no more aggressive than the ones in our mouths, only more troublesome to treat should they get a foothold, which in healthy younger folks is unlikely. Wash you hands like you ordinarily would and cherish the time with others. ...Read more
Avoid spread: Avoid spread of these virulent organism to others. ...Read more
Urine culture tested positive for VrE. Put in isolation but not being treated for it. What does that mean?
VRE: Vancomycin resistant enterococcus is type of intestinal bacteria resistant to most antibiotics including vancomycin. Means U were likely treated with antibiotics in past & naturally occurring intestinal bacteria became resistant to antibiotics U were taking or VRE was spread by contamination. In hospitals via Dr/health care worker not washing their hands well between patients.? Needs antibiotics ...Read more
VRE: Vancomycin-resistant enterococci infections? I believe you need to be infection free to donate blood. I am uncertain about the tattoo. ...Read more
Usually no: Unless the drink is contaminated with significant amount of VRE ...Read more
If someone is colonizing VRE or MRS or any bacteria in their nose/throat your baby should NOT kiss them on the mouth. IN FACT (MY OPINION ONLY) Kids should not kiss non-family members on the mouth and by family I mean brothers/sisters/parents...
Just an opinion!
Hope it helps!
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Descriptions of bacterial infections thar are resistant to normal antibiotics. MRSA stands for Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
VRE stands for Vancomycin resistant enterococci;
CRE stands for Cabapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae. These are very serious infections. Go online to read more about each individual microorganism. ...Read more
Possible: Certainly possible, however, chances of infection would vary with the location of the infection in the affected individual and the site of kissing. Having said that, Universal Precautions are used and Personal Protective equipment is necessary when in contact with patient with VRE. ...Read more
Not really: For MRSA there is therapy to try and change your nasal and skin carriage states. For gut flora the use of unpasteurized yogurt or probiotics may reduce the relative numbers of unwanted bacteria, but there are no recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis and this should be strongly discouraged as it is likely to worsen things. ...Read more
A family member with VRE kissed my 4 month old on the mouth. I immediately wiped her mouth with a baby wipe but will she still get sick?
Little or no risk: Enterococcus, whether or not vancomycin resistant (VRE), arises within one's own intestines, not usually transmitted between people. There is unlikely to be any risk to your baby or anyone else from kissing. It's more important for the infected person to use good hygiene, e.g. wash hands after toilet. And whatever risk there was should be even lower if s/he is on appropriate antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Will my 4 month old breastfed baby get VRE if she was kissed on the mouth by someone who has it? Why or why not?
It should be fecal oral contact and your baby is breast fed and alimentary system is clean.
Just by kissing no contamination ...Read more
SRN. How can I️ diagnose my patient with MRSA infected VRE decubitus ulcers and cellulitis of back (within my scope)?
Are you 19?:
If you are 19 year-old, you are trying to practice medicine without a license.
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Mother is undergoing 2nd round of treatment for recurrent c diff, has now tested VRE positive. What should happen next?
I have a hospital telling me my moms catheter has to be taken out. She has a uti and history of VRE and broken skin. Do I have the right to refuse?
You do have th right: You and your mother have to give permission before doctors can do anything medically. But you have to be rational and try to understand the nature of the problem and the basis for making any changes in her care such as changing the bladder (Foley) catheter. Catheter is a common source of bladder infections- which may be hard to control, unless you remove the catheter. Find out the risk/benefits. ...Read more
Urinary vre. Transmission through touching the urine or by touching patients hand as well? . Need precautions, please help as im always with the patient.
Contact precautions: When taking care of patients general contact precautions are in order so that we consider all as possibly having an infection that can be spread from person to person on our hands. Lister was right: handwashing (or alcohol rub) before, gloves, and handwashing after touching the patient or any of his bodily fluids, excretions or secretions. If you have possibility of getting sprayed, gown up. ...Read more
Mothers diagnosis liver & kidney failure and developed vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Is this contagious, should I worry? They said its in her urine.
If there's VRE entercocci in blood, what's the odds of infection in lungs as cause of this, isn't this bacteria from bowel.
Sepsis lung or gut: They are everywhere and can even be incidental contamination but not likely. First order of business is to teat the sepsis and then figure out where it came from. ...Read more
VRE, is it likely to come from a respiratory infection or more likely to come from perforations in bowel with abcesses, I had both?
From the bowel:
Enterococci bacteria normally reside in the intestines. People who have been hospitalized, who have had major surgery or who have had multiple treatments with antibiotics can develop Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE).
VRE infections may be difficult to cure because the bacteria do not respond to many antibiotics.
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Is aspergillus mucor a hospital acquired infection. I know of the more common ones, such as vre, pseudomonas, urinary tract, etc.?
Yes: Hospital acquired aspergillus accounted for 1.3% of nosocomial fungal infections such as pneumonia from 1980-1990. However, in specialized care units like bone marrow transplant units it can account for 33% of nosocomial pneumonia. It especially affects patients with poor immune systems from cancer, chemotherapy, organ transplants, or high dose steroids. Mucor affects similar patients. ...Read more
If your healthcare provider had multi-resistant organisms on their hand and touched your pimple, can they get into your body? (mrsa, vre, esbls, mbls)
If they did not: Clean their hands and did not wear gloves, it is possible. If they did either of those, then the chances are tiny. Mrsa is something that is almost ubiquitous now, can pick it up anywhere and abscess or pimples often are colonized with it in already colonized individuals. All that being said, it is possible. ...Read more