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MRSA Infection in Children

What is MRSA in children? Staphylococcus aureus (staph) is a kind of bacteria. Staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to methicillin (MRSA) cannot be killed with typical staph antibiotics such as cephalexin. MRSA is most often found on the skin. However, if it spreads to the lungs, circulation, or other organs, it might be deadly. MRSA infections are difficult to treat, but there are oral and IV (intravenous) antibiotics that can effectively cure them. If detected early, an illness may be less difficult to cure. What causes MRSA infection in a child? On average, a child has a large number of germs on his or her skin and in his or her nasal passages. The MRSA bacteria affects around a third of Americans. Many individuals with MRSA are unaware of their condition. These germs are usually harmless. MRSA can infect a child’s skin if it is scratched or cut, or his or…

Paired Kidney Exchange: A Major Breakthrough in Kidney Transplantation

The potential of Paired Kidney Exchange transplantation is what we’re talking about. The most difficult aspect of becoming a transplantation surgeon is determining the bounds of perhaps the world’s most essential resource – lifesaving organs for those in need. Every day, individuals die on the waiting list as their chance never arrives, and the number of people added to that list rises dramatically. We shall never allow ourselves to believe that there is no room for improvement in transplantation. It’s impossible to be comfortable with the status quo, and we must constantly strive for the next breakthrough, discovery, or chance. The Division of Transplantation at the University of Maryland is proud to be the destination where people come for answers when others can’t provide them. Paired Kidney Exchange Programme The University of Maryland has long been a leader in surgical innovation and patient access to organ transplantation. Another choice we provide…

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