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Prophages Prevents Invasiveness of S aureus Growth in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Prophages Prevents Invasiveness of S aureus Growth in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

The use of prophages can reduce invasiveness in S aureus infections of diabetic foot ulcers that limit intracellular growth.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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VA: MRSA Infection Rates on the Decline

VA: MRSA Infection Rates on the Decline

Researchers found that, over 8 years, MRSA health care-associated infection rates significantly declined.

Risk of S. aureus Bacteremia Increased in Patients on Glucocorticoids

Risk of S. aureus Bacteremia Increased in Patients on Glucocorticoids

Community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia risk rose along with the dosage.

Is MRSA Incidence in Pediatric Populations Changing?

Is MRSA Incidence in Pediatric Populations Changing?

During study period, decrease noted in S. aureus susceptibility to clindamycin.

Community-Acquired Staph Bacteremia More Common in Diabetes Patients?

Community-Acquired Staph Bacteremia More Common in Diabetes Patients?

Risk up seven-fold among patients with type 1 diabetes, almost three-fold for those with type 2.

Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Better Than Placebo for Abscess

Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Better Than Placebo for Abscess

Higher clinical cure rate compared with placebo in setting in which MRSA was prevalent.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Boosted Outcomes for MRSA

Antimicrobial Stewardship Boosted Outcomes for MRSA

Daily review of prescriptions linked to reduction in time to administer effective antimicrobials.

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