In a retrospective cohort study, investigators found the addition of a β-lactam antibiotic to daptomycin led to less clinical failure (60-day all-cause mortality and/or 60-day recurrence) in patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.
Monotherapy with rivaroxaban was noninferior to combination therapy for the primary efficacy endpoint of composite of stroke, systemic embolism, myocardial infarction, unstable angina, or death from any cause.
In a retrospective cohort study of 350 patients, the combination of a beta-lactam antibiotic plus daptomycin was not superior to beta-lactam monotherapy in patients with bacteremia due to methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus.
Coinfection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in children with influenza is associated with high fatality. Data support the addition of a second anti-MRSA antibiotic to vancomycin in severely ill children.