Weekly oritavancin plus ampicillin continuous infusion combination therapy was used to successfully treat a deep spine vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infection associated with hardware. Checkerboard and time-kill assays confirmed synergy between these two antibiotics. Further synergies of oritavancin and ampicillin with rifampin or the endogenous human antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin LL-37 were demonstrated.
- Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases