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Number of Patients Treated with an Antibiotic for MRSA Within U.S. Acute Care Hospitals Increased 8 Percent from 2006 to 2007
Date:6/25/2008

However, the Average Number of Days of Inpatient Therapy per Patient Treated with an Antibiotic for MRSA Decreased by 10 Percent, According to

New Data Released by Arlington Medical Resources

MALVERN, Penn., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR), a provider of premier market intelligence for the pharmaceutical and diagnostic imaging industries, finds that the number of patients treated with an antibiotic associated with a positive culture for MRSA within U.S. acute care hospitals has increased from 2006 to 2007 by 8 percent. However, the average number of days of inpatient therapy per patient treated with an antibiotic associated with a positive culture for MRSA decreased by 10 percent.

The newly released edition of The U.S. Hospital Antibiotic Market Guide finds that the most common infections among these patients with a positive culture for MRSA are:

-- Skin/skin structure infections (46 percent of patients)

-- Systemic infections (19 percent of patients)

-- Lower respiratory infections (19 percent of patients)

Why Pharmaceutical Companies Need this Information

The U.S. Hospital Antibiotic Market Guide allows pharmaceutical companies to quantify the clinical utilization of hospital antibiotics at a highly granular level in the United States. It is the most comprehensive data available to gain insights into clinical usage and prescriber dynamics of hospital antibiotics, including gram positive and gram negative agents.

"With a large pipeline of late-stage anti-MRSA products, biopharmaceutical companies are demanding accurate information on MRSA usage patterns and trends so they can understand the current market and how treatments will evolve with the launch of new anti-MRSA drugs," said Joyce Wedemeyer, product director at AMR. "The U.S. Hospital Antibiotic Market Guide allows marketing, new product planning, market research and marketing teams to understand how
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