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BACKGROUND Active surveillance to detect patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is increasingly practiced in healthcare settings. However, inpatients may already(More)
BACKGROUND The substitution of piperacillin/tazobactam, ampicillin/sulbactam, or both for third-generation cephalosporins has been associated with reduced vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).(More)
In a prospective study involving 115 patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nares carriage, we found that skin and environmental contamination with methicillin-resistant S. aureus(More)
In mice, vancomycin and linezolid treatment disrupted the anaerobic intestinal microflora, based on denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis analysis, and promoted colonization by Klebsiella(More)
In a study of 40 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriers, hand contamination was equally likely after contact with commonly examined skin sites and commonly touched environmental(More)
Proton pump inhibitor treatment of clindamycin-treated mice elevated the gastric pH and facilitated the establishment of colonization of the large intestine by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp.(More)
In a prevalence study of 209 healthcare workers, 18 (8.6%) and 13 (6.2%) carried methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in their nares or on their hands, respectively. However, 100 (62%) of 162(More)