Efficacy of linezolid in the treatment of mediastinitis due to methicittin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an experimental study


Sacar M. , Sacar S., Kaleli L., Cevahir N., Teke Z., Kavas S. T. , ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.12, no.4, pp.396-401, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijid.2007.09.017
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.396-401

Abstract

Introduction: The treatment of postoperative mediastinitis is very important because of its high morbidity, mortality, and increased hospital stay and hospital costs. The aims of our research were to investigate whether linezolid alone can be an effective treatment agent for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) mediastinitis, and to determine whether linezolid can provide synergistic activity when given in combination with rifampin.