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Linazolid better than vanc

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23537580/linezolid-versus-vancomycin-for-meticillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Mao Mao An, Hui Shen, Jun Dong Zhang, Guo Tong Xu, Yuan Ying Jiang
Linezolid is the first available oxazolidinone, possessing broad-spectrum activity against Gram-positive bacteria and a favourable pharmacokinetic profile. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of linezolid with vancomycin, the gold-standard treatment, for meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-related infections. A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) identified in PubMed, the Cochrane Library and Embase was performed. Nine RCTs, involving 5249 patients, were included in the meta-analysis...
May 2013: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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