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Clinical consensus conference: survey on Gram-positive bloodstream infections with a focus on Staphylococcus aureus.

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Naber Christoph K, Baddour Larry M, Giamarellos-Bourboulis Evangelos J, Gould Ian M, Herrmann Mathias, Hoen Bruno, Karchmer Adolf W, Kobayashi Yoshio, Kozlov Roman S, Lew Daniel, Miró José M, Moellering Robert C, Moreillon Philippe, Peters Georg, Rubinstein Ethan, Seifert Harald, Corey G Ralph,
Project Mécanismes moléculaires de la resistance intermédiaire aux glycopeptides chez les staphyloques dorés
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume (Issue) 48 Suppl 4
Page(s) 60 - 70
Title of proceedings Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
DOI 10.1086/598185

Abstract

The increased incidence over the past decade of bloodstream infections (BSIs) caused by gram-positive bacteria, particularly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, highlights the critical need for a consistent approach to therapy. However, there is currently no international consensus on the diagnosis and management of gram-positive BSIs. The Clinical Consensus Conference on Gram-Positive Bloodstream Infections was convened as a session at the 9th International Symposium on Modern Concepts in Endocarditis and Cardiovascular Infections held in 2007. Participants discussed various aspects of the practical treatment of patients who present with gram-positive BSI, including therapeutic options for patients with BSIs of undefined origin, the selection of appropriate empirical therapy, and treatment of complicated and uncomplicated BSIs. The opinions of participants about these key issues are reflected in this article.
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