- First, S. aureus has become increasingly resistant to many antibiotics, and
- Second, the alternatives to methicillin are often by far not as efficient as penicillin/methicillin against Staph.
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Virginia J. Howard,PhD, FAHA, FSCT
Professor of Epidemiology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: This study comes from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study, a national cohort study of 30,239 non-Hispanic black and white community-dwelling participants aged 45 years and older who lived in the 48 contiguous US states.
REGARDS was designed to study risk factors for the development of stroke, with a focus on black and white comparisons as well as comparisons across geographic regions of the US.