PG Charles

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1 Case History On 6 May 2001, a 67-year-old Australian born, Caucasian male presented to the Emergency Department of the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre (A&RMC) with a 3 day history of fever, lethargy and confusion. This occurred one week after returning from a trip to the Northern Territory. His previous medical problems included ischaemic heart(More)
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)
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