MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Recent News

Nov 08, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 08, 2018

Drug-resistant Shigella in Vermont
Deadly MDR infections in India
MCR-1 prevalence in Bolivia
MRSA in refugees
Oct 29, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 29, 2018

Decline in pediatric Staph, MRSA
Candida auris uptick
Oct 05, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 05, 2018

MRSA de-colonization of therapy dogs
Multiple Candida auris introductions
Early stewardship intervention
Sep 07, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 07, 2018

Priority areas for ASP research
Ineffective probiotics
Pharmacist intervention for MRSA
Aug 24, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 24, 2018

Recall of diagnostic test
Stewardship in dialysis clinics
MDRO risk factors in Brazil
Aug 16, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 16, 2018

MRSA colonization
Mupirocin-resistant S aureus in Africa
Jul 12, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 12, 2018

Stewardship nudge
MDR-TB in kids
Mycoplasma genitalium guidelines
Jul 03, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 03, 2018

Rising gram-negative resistance in Europe
MCR-1 in hospital-associated E coli
Audit and feedback in the ICU
Jun 28, 2018
antibiotic packets

Penicillin-allergic patients may run bigger risk of MRSA, C diff

Patients incorrectly labeled as allergic to penicillin are more likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics, a practice that promotes resistance.

Jun 25, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 25, 2018

Letter-based antibiotic prescribing intervention
CMS proposes less hospital infection reporting

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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

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)

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

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)

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)

Kanwar A, Cadnum JL, Thakur M, et al. Contaminated clothing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriers is a potential source of transmission. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published Jun 22)

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)

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)

Letko M, Miazgowicz K, McMinn R, et al. Adaptive evolution of MERS-CoV to species variation in DPP4. Cell Rep 2018 Aug 14;24(7):1730-7 

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)

Morroni G, Brenciani A, Brescini L, et al. A high rate of ceftobiprole resistance among clinical MRSA from a hospital in central Italy. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2018 (published online Oct 1)

Nurjadi D, Fleck R, Lindner A, et al. Import of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to Europe through skin and soft tissue infection in intercontinental travelers, 2011-2016. Clin Microbiol Infect 2018 (published online Oct 10)

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)

Reynaga E, Torres C, Garcia-Nunez M, et al. Prevalence of MRSA ST398 carriage in nursing home residents in an area of Spain with a high density of pig farming. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017 (published online Dec 5)

Sabbagh P, Riahi SM, Gamble HR, et al. The global and regional prevalence, burden, and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in HIV-infected people: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online Aug 28)

Shuping LL, Kuonza L, Musekiwa A, et al. Hospital-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a cross-sectional analysis of risk factors in South African tertiary public hospitals. PLoS One 2017 Nov 16;12(11):e0188216

Spaulding AB, Thurm C, Courter JD, et al. Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in patients admitted to freestanding pediatric hospitals, 2009-2016. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Oct 29)

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