Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Recent News

Jan 19, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 19, 2018

Global risk of AMR
Drug-resistant genes in space
Jan 12, 2018
Health worker sterile gown

SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

Few resources address when contact precautions can be stepped back, and hospital approaches vary.

Jan 11, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 11, 2018

MCR-4 in humans
Antibiotics in early pregnancy
Nasal screen for MRSA pneumonia
Jan 05, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 05, 2018

Antibiotic development funds
Intraoperative MRSA transmission
Dec 29, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 29, 2017

Bactericidal vs bacteriostatic drugs
HAI and medical gear
Dec 08, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 08, 2017

MRSA surveillance limits
ESBL prevention
Beta-lactamase outbreak
Nov 29, 2017
Piglets on hay

Repeat livestock-related Staph infection raises questions

The drug-resistant strain has emerged recently on pig farms but has rarely caused human illness.

Nov 17, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 17, 2017

Primary care stewardship
No-touch superbug disinfection
Surgical antimicrobial prescribing
Nov 15, 2017
Bacterial culture in petri dish

Latest European data show increasing antibiotic resistance

The report shows increasing trends in several bacteria, most notably in rates of combined resistance for E coli.

Nov 13, 2017

Canada reports rising MRSA, VRE but drop in antibiotic use

The report shows a first-time drop in medically important antibiotic use in animals.

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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)

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)

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 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)

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