Posts tagged "MRSA"

MRSA-control strategies in the ICU

MRSA-control strategies in the ICU

MRSA-control strategies in the ICU

MRSA-control strategies in the ICU

As healthcare workers, we become in need to realizing that yellow badge on the door meaning that the patient is on “Contact Precautions” to stop the spread of nosocmial methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) . So we dutifully clean our hands and put on gown and gloves preceding to entering the room to see the patient. In the critical care units where I trained as a medical resident, all patients have a nasal swab testing for the colonization of MRSA. Patients who were MRSA negative could be disconnected from precautions.

Read more…

1 comment - What do you think?
Posted by admin - June 17, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Categories: Home, Infection Control   Tags:

MRSA: Tedizolid, a New Antibiotic, Proves Effective

MRSA: Tedizolid, a New Antibiotic, Proves Effective

MRSA: Tedizolid, a New Antibiotic, Proves Effective

Tedizolid phosphate appears to be an affordable alternate to linezolid for the treatment of acute microorganism skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI): a brief (6-day) course of Tedizolid phosphate was as effective as a 10-day course of linezolid with bear in mind to each early and maintained clinical answers.

Philippe Prokocimer, MD, from Trius medicine in port of entry, California, and colleagues discharged the outcomes of their effectualness and security trial within the Feb thirteen topic of JAMA. The study was conducted from August 2010 through Sep 2011 at eighty one centers throughout North America, geographic region, and Europe. The intent-to-treat analysis encompassed information from 667 mature persons with ABSSSI treated with either tedizolid phosphate (n = 332) or linezolid (n = 335).

Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by admin - February 22, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Categories: Home, Infection Control   Tags: , , ,

%d bloggers like this: