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octubre 26, 2020

Coexistence of the Oxazolidinone Resistance-Associated Genes <em>cfr</em> and <em>optrA</em> in <em>Enterococcus faecalis</em> From a Healthy Piglet in Brazil

Oxazolidinones are one of the most important antimicrobials potentially active against glycopeptide- and β-lactam-resistant Gram-positive pathogens. Linezolid-the first oxazolidinone to be approved for clinical use in 2000 by the US Food and Drug Administration-and the newer molecule in the class, tedizolid, inhibit protein synthesis by suppressing the formation of the 70S ribosomal complex in bacteria. Over the past two decades, transferable oxazolidinone resistance genes, in particular cfr and…

Decrease in voriconazole concentration-to-dose ratio after letermovir initiation: a retrospective, observational study

Letermovir is used to prevent cytomegalovirus infection in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients. Although this agent decreases voriconazole exposure in healthy individuals, the effect of coadministration of letermovir and voriconazole in HSCT recipients is unknown. This retrospective, observational, single-center study was conducted between January 2016 and July 2019 to examine the voriconazole concentration-to-dose ratio over three periods: (A) (days -7 to -1 [day 0: day of…