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Clinical Consensus Conference: Survey on Gram-Positive Bloodstream Infections with a Focus on <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>

Christoph K. Naber, Larry M. Baddour, Evangelos J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis, Ian M. Gould, Mathias Herrmann, Bruno Hoen, Adolf W. Karchmer, Yoshio Kobayashi, Roman S. Kozlov, Daniel Lew, José M Miró, Robert C. Moellering, Moreillon Philippe, Georg Peters, Ethan Rubinstein, Harald Seifert and G. Ralph Corey

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 48, issue Supplement_4, pages S260-S270
Published in print May 2009 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2009 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/598185
Clinical Consensus Conference: Survey on Gram-Positive Bloodstream Infections with a Focus on Staphylococcus aureus

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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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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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