TITLE

Two Studies Feed the Debate on Active Surveillance for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci Carriage: To Screen or Not to Screen?

AUTHOR(S)
Talbot, Thomas R.
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Infectious Diseases;2/1/2007, Vol. 195 Issue 3, p314
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the growth in drug-resistant bacteria and the preventive measures used to control them . Two of the more prominent antibiotic-resistant pathogens are methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. One key preventive measure is the active culture screening of patients for such bacteria.
ACCESSION #
23819737

 

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