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Early Antibiotic Therapy Does Not Improve Mortality in Patients with CAUTI
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) account for about 40% of all nosocomial infections in hospitals and nursing homes.
Meta-Analysis On the Utility of Nasal Swabs to Rule Out MRSA Pneumonia
Many patients with pneumonia are empirically treated with anti-MRSA therapy, leaving antimicrobial stewardship programs faced with the challenge of identifying patients who truly warrant continuation of this therapy.
Should Early FMT Be First-Line Treatment for Severe CDI?
Given the impressive efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) on decreasing recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), the next logical step is seeing how it works for hospitalized patients with CDI.
Clinical Outcomes of Vancomycin Mono or Combination Therapy with a Beta-Lactam Against MRSA Bacteremia
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia is associated with high mortality.
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prior to Dental Procedures in Patients With Orthopedic Implants
Lingering historical concerns have led to inconsistent practices in antibiotic prophylaxis in this population.