Responding to the growing concern about the increased frequency and resistance of MRSA infections, this invaluable source analyzes the latest developments in the identification, assessment, and management of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by leading authorities on the topic.
Table of Contents
Overview of Staphylococcus aureus in Medicine Kent Crossley
Epidemiology of MRSA Nasia Safdar, Germana Silva, Barry C. Fox, and Linda M. McKinley
MRSA: Genetics, Virulence Factors, and Toxin Expression Dennis L. Stevens, Tanyalak Parimon, and Amy E. Bryant
Community-Associated MRSA as a Pathogen Karen J. Brasel and John A. Weigelt
MRSA and Complicated Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Kamal M. F. Itani
MRSA in the Diabetic Foot Lee C. Rogers, Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, and David G. Armstrong
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Pneumonia Anna P. Lam and Richard G. Wunderink
Device-Related Infections and MRSA: Central Venous Catheters, Vascular Grafts, and Orthopedic Implants Mary Beth Graham
MRSA Bacteremia Melissa Brunsvold and Lena M. Napolitano
Antibiotics for MRSA Infections in the United States R. Lawrence Reed
Gram-Positive Resistance—Clinical Implications John C. Rotschafer, Mary A. Ullman, and Isaac Mitropoulos
Reducing the Risk of Nosocomial Dissemination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: An Infection Control Perspective Charles E. Edmiston, Jr. and Nathan A. Ledeboer
MRSA Prevention and Control Renae E. Stafford
Outcomes and Cost Considerations with MRSA Infections Jack E. Brown, Jeremy Dengler, and Thomas P. Lodise, Jr.