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Bacteremia Battle: How Long to Treat MSSA or MRSA?
Patients with MRSA or MSSA should always be treated for at least 2 weeks with IV antibiotics. More »
Furuncle Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infection
In the current milieu, the clinician should assume that MRSA is responsible for furuncles, until culture proves otherwise. Incision and drainage is the most important part of therapy, but oral antibiotics should be considered in large lesions, very young or very old patients, and when cellulitis... More »
MRSA Infection Rates Shift with the Seasons
Summertime is peak time for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. Also, a suggested strategy for addressing vancomycin resistance. More »
Genome Sequencing Shows MRSA Spread into the Community
The use of whole-genome sequencing for infection control in a special care baby unit is only one example of how DNA sequencing is beginning to improve outbreak control in the real world. More »
Safer Vancomycin Dosing Needed for MRSA
Weight-based vancomycin dosing for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus may not be the best strategy, guidelines notwithstanding. More »
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