Experimental endocarditis model of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in rat.

@article{Hady2012ExperimentalEM,
  title={Experimental endocarditis model of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in rat.},
  author={Wessam Abdel Hady and Arnold S. Bayer and Yan Xiong},
  journal={Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE},
  year={2012},
  volume={64},
  pages={e3863}
}
Endovascular infections, including endocarditis, are life-threatening infectious syndromes. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common world-wide cause of such syndromes with unacceptably high morbidity and mortality even with appropriate antimicrobial agent treatments. The increase in infections due to methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), the high rates of vancomycin clinical treatment failures and growing problems of linezolid and daptomycin resistance have all further complicated the… CONTINUE READING
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