Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Recent News

Sep 22, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 22, 2017

One Health stewardship
MRSA risk in the home
Resistant farm E coli in China
Aug 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 24, 2017

Severe C diff and fecal transplant
Gonorrhea resistance trends
MRSA, VRE contact precautions
Jul 26, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 26, 2017

New antibiotics class
Triple-drug combo for MCR-1 & NDM-5
US MRSA trends
Jul 20, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 20, 2017

Origins of MRSA
Drug-resistant gonorrhea
Antiretroviral-resistant HIV
Jul 07, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 07, 2017

Costs of MRSA in Norway
C diff in sandboxes
Jul 06, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 06, 2017

ED antibiotic Rx drop
Diagnosing bacterial infections
MRSA in Taiwan
Jun 28, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 28, 2017

Opposition to AMR budget cuts
Antibiotics for skin wounds
Jun 27, 2017

News Scan for Jun 27, 2017

Antibiotic resistance at the Hajj
MERS in Riyadh
Plague cases
Cat-linked tularemia case
HPV vaccine impact
H5N8 in Belgium
Jun 19, 2017
Antibiotic stewardship

Review ties stewardship to sharp drop in resistant bacteria

The study appears to be the first to measure colonization incidence or infections as a primary outcome.

Jun 19, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 19, 2017

Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis
MRSA screen and vancomycin
Antibiotics for 'pink eye'

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

Arshad S, Huang V, Hartman P, et al. Ceftaroline fosamil monotherapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (MRSAB): a comparative clinical outcomes study. Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 25)

Asiimwe BB, Baldan R, Trovato A, et al. Prevalence and molecular characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin resistant strains, isolated from bulk can milk and raw milk products in pastoral communities of south-west Uganda. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jun 13;17:422

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)

Bradley J, Glasser C, Patino H, et al. Daptomycin for complicated skin infections: a randomized trial. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Feb 15)

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)

Clock SA, Jia H, Patel S, et al. Infant colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or vancomycin-resistant enterococci preceding neonatal intensive care unit discharge. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2017 (published online Mar 1)

Conceicao T, de Lencastre H, Aires-de-Sousa M. Frequent isolation of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ST398 among healthy pigs in Portugal. PLoS One 2017 Apr 11;12(4):e1075340

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

Earls MR, Kinnevey PM, Brennan GI, et al. The recent emergence in hospitals of multidrug-resistant community-associated sequence type 1 and spa type t127 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus investigated by whole-genome sequencing: implications for screening. PLoS One 2017 Apr 11;12(4):e0175542

Escobar-Perez J, Reyes N, Marquez-Ortiz RA, et al. Emergence and spread of a new community-genotype methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone in Colombia. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jan 31;17:108

Evans ME, Kralovic SM, Simbartl LA, et al. Eight years of decreased methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections associated with a Veterans Affairs prevention initiative. Am J Infect Control 2017 Jan 1;45(1):13-6

Gunther F, Blessing B, Tacconelli E, et al. MRSA decolonization failure—are biofilms the missing link? Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 Mar 28;6:32

Hamdy RF, Hsu AJ, Stockmann C, et al. Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in children. Pediatrics 2017 (published online May 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

Jacobs DM, Shaver A. Prevalence of and outcomes from Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia among hospitalized patients in the United States, 2009-2012. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Dec 31)

Kavanagh KT, Abusalem S, Calderon LE. The incidence of MRSA infections in the United States: is a more comprehensive tracking system needed? Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 Apr 7;6:34

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)

Larsen J, Petersen A, Larsen AR, et al. Emergence of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in Denmark. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 30)

Lin D, Ou Q, Lin J, et al. A meta-analysis of the rates of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S aureus contamination on the surfaces of environmental objects that health care workers frequently touch. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Dec 21)

Millar EV, Rice GK, Elassal EM, et al. Genomic characterization of USA300 MRSA to evaluate intraclass transmission and recurrence of SSTI among high risk military trainees. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 17)

Mkrtchyan HV, Xu A, Yacoub M, et al. Detection of diverse genotypes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from hospital personnel and the environment in Armenia. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 Feb 7;6:19

Orlin I, Rokney A, Onn A, et al. Hospital clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are carried by medical students even before healthcare exposure. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 Jan 23;6:15

Park SY, Chung DR, Kang YR, et al. Comparison of subsequent infection in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriers between ST72 community-genotype and hospital genotypes: a retrospective cohort study. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 Jun 12;6:60

Pineles L, Morgan DJ, Lydecker A, et al. Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to health care worker gowns and gloves during care of residents in Veterans Affairs nursing homes. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Apr 18)

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