Increase use of evidence-based care processes decreased mortality associated with S aureus bacteremia in VHA hospitals.
Researchers found that, over 8 years, MRSA health care-associated infection rates significantly declined.
The use of prophages can reduce invasiveness in S aureus infections of diabetic foot ulcers that limit intracellular growth.
Community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia risk rose along with the dosage.
During study period, decrease noted in S. aureus susceptibility to clindamycin.
Risk up seven-fold among patients with type 1 diabetes, almost three-fold for those with type 2.
Higher clinical cure rate compared with placebo in setting in which MRSA was prevalent.
Daily review of prescriptions linked to reduction in time to administer effective antimicrobials.
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