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Empiric therapy of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infections with vancomycin is associated with poorer outcome than targeted therapy with β-lactams. Our objective was to evaluate whether rapid determination of methicillin resistance shortens the time from Gram stain to targeted antimicrobial therapy in staphylococcal bacteraemia,(More)
Methods In this prospective single-centre study performed in 2012-2013, all blood culture vials positive for Gram positive cocci “in clusters” underwent femA_SA, femA_SE, and mecA real-time PCR testing for the rapid identification of staphylococcal species and methicillin-susceptibility, as well as undergoing conventional microbiology work-up. Patients who(More)
Four weeks before admission he went on a fishing trip in the Northern Territory. He travelled by road, through outback regions of Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory and South Australia, spending time in Daly River, Coolum, Darwin, Dunmarra, Avon Downs, Innaminka and Mataranka. He was away for 3 weeks and camped in tents or outside(More)
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