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Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) Prediction Rule | Vanco Resistant Enterococcus

Purpose:

To identify a patient being admitted to the ICU who should be screened for vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) using the rule of Yoon et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, selection, administration

ICD-10:

A48.8, A49.8, A49.9, U81

Description:

Yoon et al developed a clinical prediction rule for identifying a patient being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) who may be colonized with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). This can help to identify a patient who should be screened more carefully to prevent spread of the organism. The authors are from Korea University Medical Center in Seoul.

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