Our unifying hypothesis is that decolonization of MRSA from adult patients, upon hospital discharge, will be more effective than the standard strategy of hospital isolation alone at reducing post-discharge infections due to MRSA, as well as reducing transmission of MRSA from colonized patients to household members (adults only). We intend to randomize adults who are admitted to general hospital wards at the Medical University of South Carolina, a major tertiary care hospital, and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center over a 36 month period to isolation plus placebo decolonization strategy or isolation and active decolonization therapy. Individuals will be followed for 18 months post discharge.
Volunteers are needed for a study designed to help understand why people overeat and become overweight. If you are normal weight or obese and are currently not dieting and haven't been recently, please give us a call. This is a one-day study and compensation is available. As part of this study, you will also be given a complete body composition analysis along with a full detailed report regarding the results of the analysis.