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MRSA

A New MRSA Molecular Assay

An MRSA molecular test (BD Max MRSA, BD Diagnostics) has received marketing clearance from the FDA for use in identifying patients with the infection. The automated, bench-top assay is designed to perform a broad range of...

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MRSA Among Household Contacts of Children

A Washington University School of Medicine study suggests that MRSA colonization rates among household contacts of children with Staphylococcus aureus appear to be higher than those of the general population. Of household...

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Antibacterial Scrubs Reduce MRSA Burden

Antimicrobial scrubs appear to reduce the burden of MRSA on hands and apparel, but not vancomycin-resistant enterococci or gram-negative rod burden. An analysis found that differences in mean log MRSA colony-forming unit counts...

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