MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Recent News

Jun 11, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 11, 2018

Influenza-MRSA coinfection in kids
Combo therapy for resistant Klebsiella
Jun 07, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 07, 2018

MRSA in drug users
Antibiotic use down in UK poultry
Reporting antimicrobial use
Innovations against sepsis
May 31, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 31, 2018

VIM-producing Pseudomonas
Multidrug resistance in France
May 14, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 14, 2018

Rapid UTI test
Antibiotics and anaphylaxis
MRSA, MSSA hospital costs
Apr 05, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 05, 2018

MRSA racial disparities
ESBL Klebsiella vs ESBL E coli
Mar 28, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 28, 2018

Urine culture and prescribing
MRSA, VRE contact precautions
Resistant Acinetobacter in SE Asia
Mar 05, 2018
Sepsis or bacteremia

Australian report shows rise in resistant E coli bacteremia

Fluoroquinolone resistance in hospital-onset E coli bacteremia rose markedly.

Feb 27, 2018
Cutting chicken breast

European surveillance shows high levels of drug resistance in zoonotic bacteria

A worrisome finding among resistant Salmonella isolates was the Kentucky serovar, of which more than three-quarters were multidrug resistant.

Feb 20, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 20, 2018

New CARB-X funding
MRSA bacteremia and race
AMR threat in Asia-Pacific
Parasite drug effective for Staph
Feb 12, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 12, 2018

End-of-life antibiotics
ID physicians and stewardship
Contact precautions for MRSA, VRE
Farm antibiotic use

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Andreassen AES, Jacobsen CM, de Blasio BirgitteFreiesleben, et al. The impact of methicillin-resistant S. aureus on length of stay, readmissions and costs: a register based case-control study of patients hospitalized in Norway. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 Jul 6;6:74

Auguet OT, Stabler RA, Betley J, et al. Frequent undetected MRSA ward-based transmission linked to patient sharing between hospitals. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 31)

Bardossy AC, Alsafadi MY, Starr P, et al. Evaluation of contact precautions for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Aug 23)

Batina NG, Crnich CJ, Dopfer D. Acquisition and persistence of strain-specific methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and their determinants in community nursing homes. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Dec 6;17:752

Bearman G, Abbas S, Masroor N, et al. Impact of discontinuing contact precautions for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus: an interrupted time series analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Mar 27)

Boswihi SS, Udo EE, Monecke S, et al. Emerging variants of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus genotypes in Kuwait hospitals. PLoS One 2018 Apr 18;13(4):e0195933

Cavalcante FS, Pinheiro MV, de Carvalho Ferreira D, et al. Characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in patients on admission to a teaching hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Jul 24)

Coll F, Harrison EM, Toleman MS, et al. Longitudinal genomic surveillance of MRSA in the UK reveals transmission patterns in hospitals and the community. Sci Transl Med 2017 Oct 25;9(413):eaak9745

Decousser JW, Woerther PL, Soussy CJ, et al. The tigecycline evaluation and surveillance trial; assessment of the activity of tigecycline and other selected antibiotics against gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens from France collected between 2004 and 2016. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2018 May 30;7:68

Decousser JW, Woerther PL, Soussy CJ, et al. The tigecycline evaluation and surveillance trial; assessment of the activity of tigecycline and other selected antibiotics against gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens from France collected between 2004 and 2016. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2018 May 30;7:68

Dehkordi FS, Gandomi H, Basti AA, et al. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of antibiotic resistance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from hospital food. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 Oct 4;6:104

Di Ruscio F, Bjornholt JV, Leegaard TM, et al. MRSA infections in Norway: a study of the temporal evolution, 2006-2015. PLoS One 2017 Jun 22;12(6):e0179771

Freeman JT, Blakiston MR, Anderson DJ. Hospital-onset MRSA bacteremia rates are significantly correlated with sociodemographic factors: a step toward risk adjustment. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Feb 19)

Gualandi N, Mu Y, Bamberg WM, et al. Racial disparities in invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, 2005-2014. Clin Infect Dis 2018 2018 (published online Apr 5)

Harkins CP, Pichon B, Doumith M, et al. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus emerged long before the introduction of methicillin into clinical practice. Genome Biol 2017 Jul 20;18:130

Jackson KA, Bohm MK, Brooks JT, et al. Invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections among persons who inject drugs — six sites, 2005-2016. MMWR 2018 Jun 8;67(22):625-8

Kinross P, Petersen A, Skov R, et al. Livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among human MRSA isolates, European Union/European Economic Area countries, 2013. Euro Surveill 2017 Nov 2;22(44):pii=16-00696

Klein EY, Jiang W, Mojica N, et al. National costs associated with methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant S. aureus hospitalizations in the United States, 2010-2014. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online May 12)

Klein EY, Mojica N, Jiang W, et al. Trends in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus hospitalizations in the United States, 2010-2014. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 26)

Kwok KO, Read JM, Tang A, et al. A systematic review of transmission dynamic studies of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in non-hospital residential facilities. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Apr 18;18:188

Labordus-van Helvoirt RREM, van Rijen MMML, Wijngaarden P. Tonsillectomy for persistent MRSA carriage in the throat — description of three cases. Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Dec 12)

Lin MY, Hayden MK, Lyles RD, et al. Regional epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among adult intensive care unit patients following state-mandated active surveillance. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Dec 7)

Loftus RW, Dexter F, Robinson ADM. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has greater risk of transmission in the operating room than methicillin-sensitive S aureus. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online Jan 4)

Marra AR, Edmond MB, Schweizer ML, et al. Discontinuing contact precautions for multidrug-resistant organisms: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Oct 12)

Randolph AG, Xu R, Novak T, et al. Vancomycin monotherapy may be insufficient to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus coinfection in children with influenza-related critical illness. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jun 9)

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