Background: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an organism causing significant mortality and morbidity with nosocomial infections. Ceftaroline is a new cephalosporin antibiotic that has activity against MRSA. In the USA, this antibiotic has not been approved for use in pneumonia caused by MRSA. Objectives: To review the use of ceftaroline in MRSA pneumonia in a US hospital and evaluate its clinical success. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted in an urban community hospital assessing the use of ceftaroline for MRSA pneumonia. Results: The clinical success was comparable to the currently approved treatment for MRSA pneumonia. Conclusion: The results of our study showed a favorable result for the treatment of MRSA pneumonia. Well-designed studies need to be performed for further validation of these results.
Keywords: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; ceftaroline; clinical success; pneumonia; retrospective study.