MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Recent News

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
Nov 28, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 28, 2018

VRE, MRSA co-colonization in nursing homes
UV disinfection for C diff
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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

Kim MH, Lee SG, Kim KS, et al. Environmental disinfection with photocatalyst as an adjunctive measure to control transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a prospective cohort study in a high-incidence setting. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 3;18:610

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)

Koeck M, Como-Sabetti K, Boxrud D, et al. Burdens of invasive methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus disease, Minnesota, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Nov 27)

Kramer TS, Schroder C, Behnke M, et al. Decrease of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus in nosocomial infections in Germany — a prospective analysis over 10 years. J Infection 2019 (published online Jan 15)

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

Lee CY, Fang YP, Chang YF, et al. Comparison of molecular epidemiology of bloodstream methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates between a new and an old hospitals in central Taiwan. Int J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Dec 7)

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 

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)

Murai T, Okazaki K, Kinoshita K, et al. Comparison of USA300 with non-USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit. Intl J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Nov 20)

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