Linezolid - the first oxazolidinone in the treatment of nosocomial MRSA pneumonia.

Abstract

The incidence of nosocomial pneumonia involving multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains (MRSA) in particular is on the rise worldwide. For years, vancomycin has been used as the drug of choice in the treatment of MRSA infections and was recommended as such by clinical guidelines. Inadequate drug levels in pulmonary compartments due to large… (More)

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