Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Recent News

Mar 14, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 14, 2019

MRSA in hospital roaches
Test for resistant gonorrhea
German funding for CARB-X
Mar 05, 2019
Wound care

CDC: Progress stalled against staph, MRSA infections

The rate of decline of MRSA bloodstream infections in US hospitals has slowed since 2012.

Mar 05, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 05, 2019

Empiric antibiotics and UTI
Surgery-linked resistant Pseudomonas
Preventing healthcare-related infection
Feb 18, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 18, 2019

Resistant bacteria in farm soil
Geographic MRSA risks
Readmission after C diff
Feb 14, 2019
Chlorhexidine mouthwash

Study: At-home decolonization cuts MRSA, other infections

Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.

Feb 11, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 11, 2019

Drug-resistant Brucellosis
MDRO's in nursing homes, acute care
Jan 16, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 16, 2019

Stewardship in pediatric surgery
MRSA decline in Germany
Jan 08, 2019
Family of Hassidic Jews

Study highlights spread of unique Staph strain in Brooklyn

Infection rates were 10 times higher in children from an Orthodox Jewish community.

Jan 02, 2019

News Scan for Jan 02, 2019

Saudi MERS case
More acute flaccid myelitis
H9N2 infection in China
MRSA pneumonia screening
Gastroenteritis in elderly
Dec 05, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 05, 2018

Severe MRSA in China, Australia
Antibiotic cycling and MRSA, C diff incidence
Antibiotic time-outs

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Abdolmaleki Z, Mashak Z, Dehkordi FS. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of antibiotic resistance in the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from hospital cockroaches. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 Mar 13;8:54

Alhmidi H, Cadnum JL, Koganti S, et al. Shedding of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by colonized patients during procedures and patient care activities. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 (published online Feb 19)

Aro T, Kantele A. High rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among asylum seekers and refugees admitted to Helsinki University Hospital, 2010 to 2017. Euro Surveill 2018 Nov 8;23(45):pii=1700797

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

Cameron JK, Hall L, Tong SYC, et al. Incidence of community onset MRSA in Australia: least reported where it is most prevalent. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 Feb 12;8:33

Chang Q, Abuelaish I, Biber A, et al. Genomic epidemiology of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST22 widespread in communities of the Gaza Strip, 2009. Euro Surveill 2018 Aug 23;23(34):pii=1700592

Chow A, Hon PY, Tin G, et al. Intranasal octenidine and universal antiseptic bathing reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevalence in extended care facilities. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Sep 4)

Coombs GW, Pang S, Daley DA, et al. Severe disease caused by community-associated MRSA ST398 type V, Australia, 2017. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Dec 4)

Copin R, Sause WE, Fulmer Y, et al. Sequential evolution of virulence and resistance during clonal spread of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2019 (published online Jan 29)

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

Elstrom P, Astrup E, Hegstad K, et al. The fight to keep resistance at bay, epidemiology of carbapenemase producing organisms (CPOs), vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Norway, 2006-2017. PLOS One 2019 Feb 4;14(2):e0211741

Garvey MI, Bradley CW, Wilkinson MAC, et al. The value of the infection prevention and control nurse led MRSA ward round. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 Mar 12;8:53

Garvey MI, Wilkinson MA, Bradley CW, et al. Wiping out MRSA: effect of introducing a universal disinfection wipe in a large UK teaching hospital. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2018 Dec 19;7:155

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)

Hogan PG, Mork RL, Boyle MG, et al. Interplay of personal, pet, and environmental colonization in households affected by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Infect 2018 (published online Nov 29)

Huang SS, Septimus E, Kleinman K, et al. Chlorhexidine versus routine bathing to prevent multidrug-resistant organisms and all-cause bloodstream infections in general medical and surgical units (ABATE Infection trial): a cluster-randomised trial. Lancet 2019 (published online Mar 5)

Huang SS, Singh R, McKinnell JA, et al. Decolonization to reduce postdischarge infection risk among MRSA carriers. N Engl J Med 2019 Feb 14;380:638-50

Hutzschenreuter L, Flessa S, Dittmann K, et al. Cost of outpatient and inpatient MRSA screening and treatment strategies for patients at elective hospital admission — a decision tree analysis. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2018 Nov 29;7:147

Immergluck LC, Leong T, Matthews K, et al. Geographic surveillance of community associated MRSA infections in children using electronic health record data. BMC Infect Dis 2019 Feb 18;19:170

Inagaki K, Lucar J, Blackshear C, et al. Methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia — nationwide estimates of 30-day readmission, in-hospital mortality, length of stay, and cost in the US. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Feb 11)

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

Jackson SS, Lydecker AD, Magder LS, et al. The development and validation of a clinical prediction rule to predict transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nursing homes. Am J Epidemiol 2018 (published online Oct 22)

Jones M, Jernigan JA, Evans ME, et al. Trends in Staphylococcus aureus infections in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers — United States, 2005-2017. MMWR 2019 Mar 8;68(9):220-4

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