Prospective Nasal Screening for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Critically Ill Patients with Suspected Pneumonia

Nicholas Raush, Kevin D. Betthauser, Karen Shen, Tamara Krekel, Marin H. Kollef

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Abstract

We carried out a prospective de-escalation study based on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal cultures in intensive care unit patients with suspected pneumonia. Days of anti-MRSA therapy was significantly reduced in the intervention group (2 [0-3] days vs 1 [0-2] day; P <. 01). Time to MRSA de-escalation was also shortened in the intervention group.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofab578
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

Keywords

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • intensive care
  • pneumonia
  • screening

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