Retrospective Study
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World J Clin Cases. Dec 6, 2021; 9(34): 10549-10556
Published online Dec 6, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i34.10549
Teicoplanin combined with conventional vancomycin therapy for the treatment of pulmonary methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis infections
Wei Wu, Min Liu, Jia-Jing Geng, Mei Wang
Wei Wu, Jia-Jing Geng, Mei Wang, Laboratory Medicine, Bejing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100176, China
Min Liu, Department of General Practice, The Community Health Services Center in Lumen, Beijing 100080, China
Author contributions: Wu W and Wang M designed the research study; Liu M performed the research; Geng JJ analyzed the data and wrote the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University Institutional Review Board (Approval No. TRECKY2020-100).
Informed consent statement: All study participants provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Mei Wang, MHSc, Attending Doctor, Laboratory Medicine, Bejing Tongren Hosptial, Capital Medical University, No. 2 West Ring South Road, Beijing 100176, China.
Received: July 28, 2021
Peer-review started: July 28, 2021
First decision: August 19, 2021
Revised: August 24, 2021
Accepted: October 14, 2021
Article in press: October 14, 2021
Published online: December 6, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Vancomycin and teicoplanin are both essential drugs in the clinical treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis lung infections and have significant antimicrobial effects on Gram-positive cocci. Here, we discuss the efficacy and safety of these two key antibiotics.