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.

chapter 1|11 pages

Overview of Staphylococcus aureus in Medicine /

ByKent Crossley

chapter 2|19 pages

Epidemiology of MRSA /

ByNasia Safdar, Germana Silva, Barry C. Fox, Linda M. McKinley

chapter 3|15 pages

MRSA: Genetics, Virulence Factors, and Toxin Expression /

Dennis L. Stevens, Tanyalak Parimon, and Amy E. Bryant
ByDennis L. Stevens

chapter 4|14 pages

Community-Associated MRSA as a Pathogen /

ByKaren J. Brasel, John A. Weigelt

chapter 5|18 pages

MRSA and Complicated Skin and Soft Tissue Infections /

ByKamal M. F. Itani

chapter 6|19 pages

MRSA in the Diabetic Foot /

Lee C. Rogers, Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, and David G. Armstrong
ByDavid G. Armstrong

chapter 7|24 pages

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Pneumonia /

ByAnna P. Lam, Richard G. Wunderink

chapter 9|24 pages

MRSA Bacteremia /

ByMelissa Brunsvold, Lena M. Napolitano

chapter 10|24 pages

Antibiotics for MRSA Infections in the United States /

ByR. Lawrence Reed

chapter 11|16 pages

Gram-Positive Resistance—Clinical Implications /

ByJohn C. Rotschafer, Mary A. Ullman, Isaac Mitropoulos

chapter 12|28 pages

Reducing the Risk of Nosocomial Dissemination of Methicillin- Perspective /

ByCharles E. Edmiston, Jr. and Nathan A. Ledeboer

chapter 13|17 pages

MRSA Prevention and Control /

ByRenae E. Stafford

chapter 14|28 pages

Outcomes and Cost Considerations with MRSA Infections /

Jack E. Brown, Jeremy Dengler, and Thomas P. Lodise, Jr.
ByJeremy Dengler and Thomas P. Lodise, Jr.