Jacob B. Hatch

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Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a commensal bacterium and opportunistic pathogen commonly associated with humans and is capable of causing serious disease and death including sepsis, pneumonia, and meningitis. Methicillin-resistant SA (MRSA) isolates are typically resistant to many available antibiotics with the common exception of vancomycin. The presence of(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric acid suppressant medications used as stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) in the intensive care unit (ICU) are often prescribed inappropriately after discharge. We present tools to reduce the use and cost of non-indicated SUP. OBJECTIVE To reduce the non-indicated use of SUP after hospital discharge originally started in the ICU, using an(More)
We report the findings of a study examining the relationship between in vitro daptomycin-rifampin synergy and the therapeutic outcome of 12 patients with complex deep methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections treated for prolonged periods with this combination. Checkerboard synergy was found in nine cases and was 100% predictive of(More)
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