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Prevention and treatment of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus


Stafford, AC and Bereznicki, LRE, Prevention and treatment of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Australian Pharmacist, 28, (4) pp. 332-337. ISSN 0728-4632 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]


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Despite significant efforts spanning more than 50 years, Staphylococcus aureus remains one of the most important bacterial pathogens globally.l It is likelythat most pharmacists, wherever their area of practice, will beinvolved in the management of S. aureus infections in some way. The emergence of drug-resistant strains of S. aureus has complicated their management. Drug-resistant strains now account for a significant proportion of nosocomial (acquired in hospital) infections in Australia, especially in the eastern states.' and the incidence in the community is lncreasinq.' In this article, we review the recent evidence relating to agents used in the control and treatment of infections caused bydrug-resistant S. sureus, and the impl ications for pharmacists in their dailypractice.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:staphylococcus aureus drug resistant
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Pharmaceutical sciences
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Stafford, AC (Dr Andrew Stafford)
UTAS Author:Bereznicki, LRE (Professor Luke Bereznicki)
ID Code:57716
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2009-08-10
Last Modified:2010-10-06
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