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By M. Carmen Martinez Velasco Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26016486/staphylococcus-aureus-infections-epidemiology-pathophysiology-clinical-manifestations-and-management
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Steven Y C Tong, Joshua S Davis, Emily Eichenberger, Thomas L Holland, Vance G Fowler
Staphylococcus aureus is a major human pathogen that causes a wide range of clinical infections. It is a leading cause of bacteremia and infective endocarditis as well as osteoarticular, skin and soft tissue, pleuropulmonary, and device-related infections. This review comprehensively covers the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and management of each of these clinical entities. The past 2 decades have witnessed two clear shifts in the epidemiology of S. aureus infections: first, a growing number of health care-associated infections, particularly seen in infective endocarditis and prosthetic device infections, and second, an epidemic of community-associated skin and soft tissue infections driven by strains with certain virulence factors and resistance to β-lactam antibiotics...
July 2015: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25268440/clinical-management-of-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-a-review
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Thomas L Holland, Christopher Arnold, Vance G Fowler
IMPORTANCE: Several management strategies may improve outcomes in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. OBJECTIVES: To review evidence of management strategies for S. aureus bacteremia to determine whether transesophageal echocardiography is necessary in all adult cases and what is the optimal antibiotic therapy for methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) bacteremia. EVIDENCE REVIEW: A PubMed search from inception through May 2014 was performed to identify studies addressing the role of transesophageal echocardiography in S...
October 1, 2014: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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