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David Plaut: Off the Cuff

Lactate Monitoring
April 29, 2013 11:31 AM by David Plaut
Should we be measuring more often? Lactate levels are frequently elevated in critically ill patients and correlate well with disease severity. Elevated lactate levels are prognostic in prehospital, emergency department, and intensive care unit settings. Read More...
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Treating MRSA
April 15, 2013 9:28 AM by David Plaut
The first case of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was reported was In 1961; since then, MRSA has become a major problem worldwide. While vancomycin and teicoplanin are still the mainstay antibiotics for infections from MRSA, isolates Read More...
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