Sharon Naberhuis-Stehouwer

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BACKGROUND Pediatric infections caused by resistant Gram-positive infections are an increasing concern with limited treatment options. Linezolid, a new oxazolidinone, is active against staphylococci, streptococci and enterococci. OBJECTIVE To assess clinical efficacy and safety of linezolid vs.vancomycin in antibiotic-resistant Gram-positive infections in(More)
BACKGROUND Linezolid is an effective and well-tolerated antibiotic for the treatment of Gram-positive infections, including hospital and community-acquired pneumonia and complicated and uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections. In adults linezolid treatment for >/=2 weeks has been associated with reversible hematopoietic suppression, primarily(More)
BACKGROUND Linezolid, an oxazolidinone, is effective in the treatment of adults and children with community-acquired and nosocomial pneumonia and uncomplicated and complicated skin and skin structure infections (SSSIs), including infections caused by Gram-positive resistant pathogens. Because of the increasing use of linezolid, it is important to review the(More)
BACKGROUND Gram-positive infections caused by susceptible and resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococci and enterococci are increasing problems in neonates. Linezolid, a new oxazolidinone, is active against these pathogens and has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating Gram-positive(More)
BACKGROUND Gram-positive pathogens are a major cause of complicated skin and skin structure infections (CSSSIs) in children. Many pathogens are developing decreased susceptibility to currently used antibiotics, increasing the need for new therapies. Linezolid is well-tolerated and effective in the treatment of these infections in adults. OBJECTIVE To(More)
BACKGROUND Skin and skin structure infections are common reasons for visits to pediatricians, accounting for up to 18%. Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes are the most frequently isolated Gram-positive pathogens in uncomplicated skin infections. Increasingly outpatient infections involve antibiotic-resistant Gram-positive pathogens including(More)
BACKGROUND Infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are becoming increasingly prevalent. Linezolid is effective and well-tolerated in the treatment of adults with MRSA infections. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of iv/oral linezolid in children with MRSA infections. METHODS Data were obtained from(More)
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections, particularly hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and bacteremia, are an increasing concern in pediatric hospitals and pediatric intensive care units. Gram-positive pathogens are a leading cause of these infections in children. Linezolid is well-tolerated and as effective as vancomycin in the treatment of these infections in(More)
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