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Impact of results of a rapid Staphylococcus aureus diagnostic test on prescribing of antibiotics for patients with clustered gram-positive cocci in blood cultures.

Davies, Jane, Gordon, Claire L., Tong, Steven Y. C., Baird, Robert W. and Davis, Joshua S. (2012). Impact of results of a rapid Staphylococcus aureus diagnostic test on prescribing of antibiotics for patients with clustered gram-positive cocci in blood cultures.. Journal of Clinical Microbiology,50(6):2056-2058.

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Title Impact of results of a rapid Staphylococcus aureus diagnostic test on prescribing of antibiotics for patients with clustered gram-positive cocci in blood cultures.
Author Davies, Jane
Gordon, Claire L.
Tong, Steven Y. C.
Baird, Robert W.
Davis, Joshua S.
Journal Name Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Publication Date 2012
Volume Number 50
Issue Number 6
ISSN 0095-1137   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84862063379
Start Page 2056
End Page 2058
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication Washington, United States
Publisher American Society for Microbiology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract In tropical northern Australia, approximately 20% of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia is caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). We prospectively evaluated the impact on clinician antibiotic prescribing of the results obtained from performing the GeneXpert MRSA/SA test on 151 positive blood cultures with clustered Gram-positive cocci. The GeneXpert result led to earlier appropriate prescription of vancomycin for 54% of patients with MRSA; 25% of patients avoided vancomycin, and 16% of patients had all antibiotics ceased.

DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.06773-11   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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