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Vancomycin MIC as a predictor of outcome in MRSA bacteraemia in the UK context.

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UNLABELLED: Received 29 November 2012; returned 20 February 2013; revised 16 May 2013; accepted 18 May 2013 OBJECTIVES: Raised vancomycin MICs have been associated with poor outcomes for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia in the USA and mainland Europe. We investigated if this also applies in the UK, where EMRSA-15 (clonal complex 22) dominates. METHODS: Isolates from UK patients receiving vancomycin therapy for MRSA bacteraemia in 2008-10 were collected, along wit...

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10.1093/jac/dkt234

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Blackburn, RM More by this author
Verlander, NQ More by this author
Johnson, AP More by this author
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Journal:
The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
Volume:
68
Issue:
11
Pages:
2641-2647
Publication date:
2013-11-05
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EISSN:
1460-2091
ISSN:
0305-7453
URN:
uuid:a6771718-c2b4-4c1d-814d-a8b4aef2e464
Source identifiers:
448120
Local pid:
pubs:448120

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