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FDA approves quick MRSA test

A new test is available that can distinguish between methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible forms of Staphylococcus aureus in a matter of hours.
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Strep coverage with potential MRSA?

I commonly use trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Septra) (TMP/SMX) or doxycycline to treat infections that could be attributable to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Should an additional antibiotic be considered for strep coverage? – BRUCE BRASWELL, PA-C, Vandalia, Ill. I assume you are referring to uncomplicated skin or soft-tissue infections and not invasive or complicated infections. An uncomplicated abscess…
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Postsplenectomy follow-up

What advice should be given to a patient who has undergone splenectomy because of trauma? What guidelines do you recommend for both medical and dental follow-up?
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Is group B streptococcal infection an STD?

Should infection with group B streptococcus (GBS) be considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD) the way methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is?
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Standard of care for MRSA infections

Over the past several years, I have seen a rise in the number of otherwise healthy adults presenting with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-positive abscesses and cellulitis. What is the standard or care for treatment and prevention? While everyone employs incision and drainage as definitive treatment for simple abscess and adds MRSA-effective antibiotics for more severe…

OrthoDx: Pain After Diskectomy

A 65-year-old man presents with pain and chills after diskectomy. What is the best treatment option?
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