Vancomycin is a glycopeptide antibiotic used to treat serious infections with gram-positive bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics. Patients receiving haemodialysis (HD) via central venous catheters are at an increased risk of gram-positive bacterial infections. Strains of staphylococci and enterococci resistant or only partially sensitive to vancomcyin have developed; therefore, appropriate controlled use of vancomycin is essential.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||British Journal of Renal Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - May 2014|