Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2020

Publication Title

Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease

Abstract

The combination of vancomycin or daptomycin plus ceftaroline has showed synergistic results in vitro. This study aimed to investigate in vitro synergy of vancomycin or daptomycin plus ceftaroline for seven patients with daptomycin non-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacteremia Thirteen isolates from seven patients were evaluated: two methicillin-susceptible and five methicillin-resistant SA infections. All patients were treated with daptomycin and became non-susceptible (minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) >1 μg/mL) with therapy or had resistant strains initially. Time kill experiments were completed with 0.25 × MIC, 0.5 × MIC, and 0.75 × MIC concentrations. No synergy was seen at 0.25 × MIC. Synergy was observed for 4 isolates with vancomycin plus ceftaroline and with daptomycin plus ceftaroline for 2 isolates at 0.5 × MIC. These results are in accordance with literature that supports synergistic combinations of daptomycin or vancomycin with ceftaroline for SA bacteremia. Daptomycin non-susceptible SA bacteremia presents a treatment challenge.

PubMed ID

32861155

Volume

98

Issue

3

First Page

115126

Last Page

115126

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