Increase use of evidence-based care processes decreased mortality associated with S aureus bacteremia in VHA hospitals.
Researchers assessed the ability of environmental screening as a proxy for patient colonization to reduce transmission of MRSA and VRE in nursing facilities.
In an attempt to determine if the presence of S aureus could be used as a marker for more severe disease, investigators assessed the relationship between S aureus-positive bronchiectasis infection and pulmonary function, frequency of exacerbations, and hospital admissions.
Further studies are warranted to assess the efficacy and safety of fosfomycin plus imipenem against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus complicated infections.
MRSA nares screening can be a stewardship tool to streamline empiric antibiotic therapy among those not nares colonized with MRSA.
Theravance Biopharma announced positive results from 3 studies on Vibativ (telavancin), a lipoglycopeptide antibiotic.
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.
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