Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Recent News

Apr 05, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 05, 2018

MRSA racial disparities
ESBL Klebsiella vs ESBL E coli
Mar 28, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 28, 2018

Urine culture and prescribing
MRSA, VRE contact precautions
Resistant Acinetobacter in SE Asia
Mar 05, 2018
Sepsis or bacteremia

Australian report shows rise in resistant E coli bacteremia

Fluoroquinolone resistance in hospital-onset E coli bacteremia rose markedly.

Feb 27, 2018
Cutting chicken breast

European surveillance shows high levels of drug resistance in zoonotic bacteria

A worrisome finding among resistant Salmonella isolates was the Kentucky serovar, of which more than three-quarters were multidrug resistant.

Feb 20, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 20, 2018

New CARB-X funding
MRSA bacteremia and race
AMR threat in Asia-Pacific
Parasite drug effective for Staph
Feb 12, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 12, 2018

End-of-life antibiotics
ID physicians and stewardship
Contact precautions for MRSA, VRE
Farm antibiotic use
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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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)

Marra AR, Edmond MB, Schweizer ML, et al. Discontinuing contact precautions for multidrug-resistant organisms: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Oct 12)

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

Ravensbergen SJ, Berends M, Stienstra Y, et al. High prevalence of MRSA and ESBL among asylum seekers in the Netherlands. PLoS One 2017 Apr 25;12(4):e0176481

Restrepo M, Faverio P, Reyes L, et al. Anti-MRSA coverage overutilization as empiric therapy for hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia and healthcare-associated pneumonia. Chest 2017 Oct 31;152(4 suppl):A157

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