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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000395236.76228.89
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New Antibiotic for MRSA and Pneumonia

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

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Abstract

* A new cephalosporin, ceftaroline fosamil (Teflaro), has been approved to treat acute bacterial skin infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, as well as serious community-acquired bacterial pneumonia requiring hospitalization.

* Ceftaroline fosamil is administered as an IV infusion.

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