Prevalence of colonisation with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) among haemodialysis outpatients in Victoria: implications for screening

Laurelle J Burrell, Elizabeth A Grabsch, Alexander A Padiglione and M Lindsay Grayson
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb06794.x
Published online: 2 May 2005

Laurelle J Burrell,* Elizabeth A Grabsch, Alexander A Padiglione, M Lindsay Grayson§

  • Laurelle J Burrell1
  • Elizabeth A Grabsch1
  • Alexander A Padiglione2
  • M Lindsay Grayson2

  • 2 Austin Hospital, Studley Road, Heidelberg, VIC 3084
  • 3 Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University (Alfred Hospital), Melbourne, VIC.


We are grateful to the many staff and patients at the participating haemodialysis centres for their involvement, and to Kristianna Maher (Austin Hospital, Melbourne, VIC) for microbiology assistance. The study was funded by the Department of Human Services, Victoria.


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