Salvage treatment for persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: efficacy of linezolid with or without carbapenem.

@article{Jang2009SalvageTF,
  title={Salvage treatment for persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: efficacy of linezolid with or without carbapenem.},
  author={Hee Chang Jang and Sung-han Kim and Kye Hyoung Kim and Choong Jong Kim and Shinwon Lee and Kyoung-Ho Song and Jae Hyun Jeon and Wan Beom Park and Hong Bin Kim and Sang-Won Park and Nam Joong Kim and Elizabeth Im Myung Kim and Myoung-don Oh and Kang Won Choe},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={
          395-401
        }
}
BACKGROUND Persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia is associated with high mortality rates, but no treatment strategy has yet been established. We performed this study to evaluate the efficacy of linezolid with or without carbapenem in salvage treatment for persistent MRSA bacteremia. METHODS All adult patients with persistent MRSA bacteremia for 7 days from January 2006 through March 2008 who were treated at Seoul National University Hospital were studied… CONTINUE READING

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