Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Recent News

May 29, 2020

News Scan for May 29, 2020

Drug-resistant bloodstream infections
Ebola vaccine recommendation
Polio in 6 countries
Apr 02, 2020
ESBL bacteria

CDC studies show drop in MDR bacteria, C diff in US hospitals

The findings suggest that prevention efforts, particularly in hospitals, are yielding benefits.

Mar 31, 2020

News Scan for Mar 31, 2020

MRSA skin infections in kids
Northern Hemisphere rise in flulike illness
Feb 19, 2020
Doctor showing chest x-ray to patient

Study raises questions about broad-spectrum antibiotics for pneumonia

The findings question the "more is better" mantra for preventing MRSA.

Feb 14, 2020
Female injection drug user

Injection drug use tied to MRSA bloodstream infections in Tennessee

Nearly a fourth of MRSA bloodstream infections were tied to injection drug use.

Feb 11, 2020
MRSA in blood

Trial pours cold water on combo treatment for MRSA bacteremia

A beta-lactam added to standard antibiotic therapy did not result in significant improvement.

Feb 03, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 03, 2020

FDA bacitracin withdrawal request
CRE outbreak in Lithuania
ID consult stewardship
Jan 28, 2020

News Scan for Jan 28, 2020

More DRC Ebola cases
Lassa fever in Nigeria
FDA hand sanitizer warning
Jan 14, 2020
MRSA bacteria

Antibiotic tolerance can affect combo treatments, study finds

The study shows how tolerance promotes the evolution of resistance with combination antibiotics.

Dec 05, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 05, 2019

MRSA screening test OK'd
New CARB-X funding
Delafloxacin for pneumonia

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bartels MD, Worning P, Andersen LP, et al. Repeated introduction and spread of the MRSA clone t304/ST6 in Northern Europe. Clin Microbiol Infect 2020 (published online May 17)

Bloomfield LE, Coombs GW, Tempone S, et al. Marked increase in community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, Western Australia, 2004-2018. Epidemiol Infect 2020 (published online Apr 23)

Bozzella MJ, Soghier L, Harris T, et al. Impact of decolonization on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission and infection in a neonatal intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 (published online Jul 31)

Bozzella MJ, Soghier L, Harris T, et al. Impact of decolonization on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission and infection in a neonatal intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 (published online Jul 31)

Cabrera R, Fernandez-Barat L, Motos A, et al. Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical strains from the endotracheal tubes of patients with nosocomial pneumonia. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2020 Feb 28;9:43

Castro-Martinez AG, Garza-Gonzalez E, Pena-Martinez V, et al. Nasal decolonization of Staphylococcus aureus in orthopedic surgeons using mupirocin and chlorhexidine. Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Dec 6)

Cheatham S, Thapaliya D, Taha M, et al. Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S aureus on environmental surfaces in Ohio nursing homes. Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Jul 16)

Chen YH, Huang KYA, Huang YC, et al. Prevalence and molecular characterizations of Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization among patients in pediatric intensive care units in Taiwan. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2020 Feb 27;9:41

Christie J, Wright D, Liebowitz J, et al. Can a nasal and skin decolonization protocol safely replace contact precautions for MRSA-colonized patients? Am J Infect Control 2020 (published online Jan 13)

Desvars-Larrive A, Ruppitsch W, Lepuschitz S, et al. Urban brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) as possible source of multi-drug resistant Enterobacteriaceae and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp., Vienna, Austria, 2016 and 2017. Euro Surveill 2019 Aug 8;24(32):pii=1900149

Fisher EA, Paterson GK. Prevalence and characterisation of methicillin-resistant staphylococci from bovine bulk tank milk in England and Wales. J Global Antimicrob Resist 2020 (published online Jan 30)

Forsblom E, Frilander H, Ruotsalainen R, et al. Formal infectious diseases specialist consultation improves long-term outcome of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 (published online Nov 19)

Gill VC, Ma I, Guo M, et al. Sociodemographic and geospatial associations with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections in a large Canadian city: an 11 year retrospective study. BMC Public Health 2019 Jul 9;19:914

Haessler S, Martin EM, Scales ME, et al. Stopping the routine use of contact precautions for management of MRSA and VRE at three academic medical centers: an interrupted time series analysis. Am J Infect Control 2020 (published online Jul 4)

Hogan PG, Mork RL, Thompson RM, et al. Environmental methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination, persistent colonization, and subsequent skin and soft tissue infection. JAMA Pediatr 2020 (published online Mar 30)

Hogan PG, Parrish KL, Mork RL, et al. HOME2: Household vs. personalized decolonization in households of children with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection—a randomized clinical trial. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jun 10)

Iregui A, Khan Z, Malik S, et al. Emergence of delafloxicin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Brooklyn, NY. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Aug 15)

Islam MZ, Johannesen TB, Lilje B, et al. Investigation of the human nasal microbiome in persons with long- and short-term exposure to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other bacteria from the pig farm environment. PLoS One 2020 (published online Apr 30)

Jorgensen SCJ, Zasowski EJ, Trinh TD, et al. Daptomycin plus beta-lactam combination therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections: a retrospective comparative cohort study. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Aug 12)

Kanwar A, Kumar JA, Ng-Wong YK, et al. Evaluation of an alcohol-based antiseptic for nasal decolonization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in colonized patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 (published online Sep 30)

Kateete DP, Asiimwe BB, Mayanja R, et al. Nasopharyngeal carriage, spa types and antibiotic susceptibility profiles of Staphylococcus aureus from healthy children less than 5 years in eastern Uganda. BMC Infect Dis 2019 Dec 2;19:1023

Kim D, Hong JS, Yoon EJ, et al. Toxic shock syndrome toxin 1-producing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of clonal complex 5, the New York/Japan epidemic clone, causing a high early mortality rate in patients with bloodstream infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2019 (published online Sep 9)

Kim W, Zou G, Hari TP, et al. A selective membrane-targeting repurposed antibiotic with activity against persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2019 Aug 13;116(33):16529-3

Kitagawa H, Mori M, Kashiyama S, et al. Effect of pulsed xenon ultraviolet disinfection on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination of high-touch surfaces in a Japanese hospital. Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Oct 15)

Li Y, Tang Y, Ren J, et al. Identification and molecular characterization of Staphylococcus aureus and multi-drug resistant MRSA from monkey feces in China. Transbound Emerg Dis 2019 (published online Dec 15)

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