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The Contagion® MRSA specialty page provides MRSA-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

MRSA NEWS - Page 1

CAMERA2: Standard MRSA Treatment Does Not Outperform Combination Therapy
The MRSA infection investigation was halted by the data and safety monitoring board due to concerns over acute kidney injury.
Transitioning From Adequate to Optimal Therapy in <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Bacteremia
Therapy options have increased in recent decades, yet there is a lack of guidance. 
Earlier Initiation of Daptomycin-Ceftaroline for MRSA Bacteremia May Improve Outcomes
Earlier initiation of DAP-CPT combination therapy may be beneficial, despite a tendency to use the therapy after initial treatment failure. 
 
Why Have Efforts to Vaccinate Against <i>S aureus</i> Failed?
A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation may offer some insight on why past efforts to develop a vaccine for S aureus have failed.
 
The Burden of MRSA and <i>S aureus</i> in Nursing Homes
How many nursing homes have these microbes?
Preliminary Negative Cultures for the De-Escalation of MRSA Therapy
This article evaluates the point in microbiological workup at which results of respiratory secretion and blood cultures could be interpreted as excluding MRSA and, thus, no longer warrant the empirical vancomycin therapy.
FDA Grants Marketing Authorization for Novel MRSA Diagnostic Test
The test is a new diagnostic tool that uses bacterial viability and a novel technology to detect bacterial colonization of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Household Environments Are a Key Reservoir for MRSA Transmission
Common interventions such as frequent hand washing can help stop the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, according to a new study that identified household environments as a reservoir for the bacteria.
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