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Clinical management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia.

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Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia is one of the most common serious bacterial infections worldwide. In the UK alone, around 12,500 cases each year are reported, with an associated mortality of about 30%, yet the evidence guiding optimum management is poor. To date, fewer than 1500 patients with S aureus bacteraemia have been recruited to 16 controlled trials of antimicrobial therapy. Consequently, clinical practice is driven by the results of observational studies and anecdote. Here, we propo...

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Journal:
Lancet. Infectious diseases More from this journal
Volume:
11
Issue:
3
Pages:
208-222
Publication date:
2011-03-01
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EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
Language:
English
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uuid:069a4c2b-04c8-40e6-a1bb-c6721be4acfd
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124301
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2012-12-19

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