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Adjunctive rifampicin to reduce early mortality from Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (ARREST): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia is a common and serious infection, with an associated mortality of ~25%. Once in the blood, S. aureus can disseminate to infect almost any organ, but bones, joints and heart valves are most frequently affected. Despite the infection's severity, the evidence guiding optimal antibiotic therapy is weak: fewer than 1,500 patients have been included in 16 randomised controlled trials investigating S. aureus bacteraemia treatment. It is uncertain which...

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10.1186/1745-6215-13-241

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Trials
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
241
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
Source identifiers:
385007
Language:
English
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uuid:526ba10d-e83a-4beb-b192-d6acb7b9c4bd
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2013-11-16

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