Tag: MRSA pneumonia

What the MRSA PCR? The Role of Nose PCR Swabs in Stewardship.

I recently wrote about the fact that all pneumonia are aspiration events. Depending on the colonization of the oropharynx and the volume of aspirate material plays a role in the development of subsequent disease. It stands to reason that, if we are able to figure out what is colonizing the oropharynx, we may be able

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MRSA Pneumonia Coverage – The Shorr Score

Empiric therapy for patients with pneumonia is not as clear cut as one would think. Guidelines tend to differ in terms of when to start empiric MRSA coverage, with some guidelines recommending initial therapy that covers MRSA in those who are admitted to the ICU (1), while other guidelines suggest to start MRSA therapy if

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