Management of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.

  title={Management of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.},
  author={Javier Garau and Emilio Bouza and Jean Chastre and Francesc Gudiol and Stephan Harbarth},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={15 2},
This review addresses selected aspects of the management of severe healthcare-associated infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), including the limitations of current therapy, potential alternative agents, new therapeutic options, clinical approaches to MRSA bacteraemia/endocarditis and ventilator-associated pneumonia, and strategies to improve outcomes in patients with severe MRSA infections.