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Standard of care for MRSA infections

The idea that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) abscesses don’t always require antibiotics (Item 122-5) may have been accepted in 1950, but it is not true anymore. All clinicians know that every family member should be treated once MRSA is diagnosed. Once again, the CDC is behind on its protocols. Treatment should consist of appropriate oral…

Necrotizing pneumonia linked to CA-MRSA

Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is responsible for an increasing number of pneumonia cases among otherwise healthy, younger patients
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Is there a role for preoperative nasal culture to rule outmethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prior to surgery?—Rajesh V. Dalal, MD, Lake Jackson, Tex. Presently, the answer is no. There is lack of consensus on the appropriate use of preoperative screening for MRSA. This is due to the fact that although MRSA nasal carriage has been…

Two-hour MRSA test

The FDA has approved the first rapid blood test for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It is the two-hour BD GeneOhm StaphSR Assay, which identified 100% of the MRSA-positive specimens and more than 98% of the more common, less dangerous staphylococcus specimens in a multisite clinical trial. Distinguishing between the two types of infection is critical…
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Hand sanitizer MRSA-prevention claims unproven

The FDA has issued warning letters to four hand sanitizer manufacturers to cease making claims that its' products prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
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