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Unformatted text preview: MRSA has now even came up in communities outside of the hospital. MRSA in the community is now the leading cause of identifiable skin and soft-tissue infections seen in U.S. emergency rooms. Faced with this gloomy picture, 21st-century clinicians must turn to compounds developed decades ago and previously abandoned because of toxicity — or test everything they can think of and use whatever looks active. A concerted effort on the part of academic researchers and their institutions, industry, and government is crucial if humans are to maintain the upper hand in this battle against bacteria. Citation: Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., and Barbara E. Murray, M.D. “Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs in the 21st Century — A Clinical Super-Challenge” January 29, 2009. The New England Journal of Medicine. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/5/439...
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2009 for the course HEALTH SYS 1501 taught by Professor Sweeney during the Spring '09 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '09