Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Recent News

May 24, 2021

News Scan for May 24, 2021

Rapid bacteremia test
Launch of pathogen-sharing lab
Apr 19, 2021

News Scan for Apr 19, 2021

CARB-X funds phage treatment
MRSA risk for dog owners
Apr 16, 2021

News Scan for Apr 16, 2021

Antibiotic use in re-hospitalized MRSA patients
H1N1v flu case in Wisconsin
Polio in 10 countries
Mar 17, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 17, 2021

Candida auris in the environment
Contact precautions for MRSA
Mar 16, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 16, 2021

Antibiotic approved for skin infections
COVID-linked rise in hospital infections
School policy on antibiotics in turkey
Mar 09, 2021

News Scan for Mar 09, 2021

COVID-19 symptom checkers
Pollen exposure and COVID-19
CARB-X funds for S aureus vaccine
Nov 02, 2020

News Scan for Nov 02, 2020

Hospital floor bacterial pathogens
Avian flu in 4 countries
Sep 15, 2020

News Scan for Sep 15, 2020

Staph prevention in NICUs
Gains in HPV vaccine uptake
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.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Alhmidi H, Cadnum JL, Koganti S, et al. Shedding of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli during outpatient appointments and procedures outside hospital rooms. Am J Infect Control 2021 (published online Mar 9)

Balamonan A, Beachy J, Kohn N, et al. Risk factors for nosocomial methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization in a neonatal intensive care unit: a case-control study. Am J Infect Control 2021 (published online Apr 30)

Brown NM, Brown EM, on behalf of the Guideline Development Group. Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): updated guidelines from the UK. J Antimicrob Chemother 2021 (published online Feb 14)

Chen KJ, Chuang WC, Wong WK, et al. Nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage among foreign workers recruited to Taiwan from southeastern Asian countries. Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 (published online Dec 5)

Chen Y, Sun L, Ba X, et al. Epidemiology, evolution and cryptic susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in China: a whole-genome-based survey. Clin Microbiol Infect 2021 (published online May 19)

Chow A, Htun HL, Hon PY, et al. Comparative epidemiology and factors associated with major healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones among interconnected acute, intermediate- and long-term healthcare facilities in Singapore. Clin Microbiol Infect 2020 (published online Jul 29)

Cui M, Li J, Ali T, et al. Emergence of livestock-associated MRSA ST398 from bulk tank milk, China. J Antimicrob Chemother 2020 (published online Aug 14)

Firoozeh F, Omidi M, Saffari M, et al. Molecular analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from four teaching hospitals in Iran: the emergence of novel MRSA clones. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2020 Jul 17;9:112

Hackmann C, Gastmeier P, Schwarz S, et al. Pet husbandry as a risk factor for colonization or infection with MDR organisms: a systematic meta-analysis. J Antimicrob Chemother 2021 (published online Apr 17)

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)

Ikeuchi K, Adachi E, Sasaki T, et al. An outbreak of USA300 MRSA among people with HIV in Japan. J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Oct 15)

Kaiki Y, Kitagawa H, Hara T, et al. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination of hospital-use-only mobile phones and efficacy of 222-nm ultraviolet disinfection. Am J Infect Control 2020 (published online Nov 10)

Khanal A, Sulochan GC, Gaire A, et al. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Nepal: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Nov 17)

Kim H, Kim ES, Lee SC, et al. Decreased incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in intensive care units: a 10-year clinical, microbiological, and genotypic analysis in a tertiary hospital. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2020 (published online Aug 3)

Kleyman R, Cupril-Nilson S, Robinson K, et al. Does the removal of contact precautions for MRSA and VRE infected patients change healthcare-associated infection rate?: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Infect Control 2020 (published online Nov 30)

Lee YC, Chen PY, Wang JT, et al. Prevalence of fosfomycin resistance and gene mutations in clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2020 Aug 17;9(135)

Li DF, Pinto-Herrera NC, Alhmidi H, et al. Long-term care facility residents with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage disseminate MRSA and viral surrogate markers to surfaces outside their rooms. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2021 (published online Mar 26)

Livorsi DJ, Nair R, Lund BC, et al. MRSA prevalence and hospital-level antibiotic use: a retrospective study across 122 acute-care hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 (published online Sep 17)

Lofgren ET, Mietchen M, Dicks KV, et al. Estimated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus decolonization in intensive care units associated with single-application chlorhexidine gluconate or mupirocin. JAMA Netw Open 2021 Mar 4;4(3):e2106552

Meng L, Pourali S, Hitchcock MM, et al. Discontinuation patterns and cost avoidance of a pharmacist-driven MRSA nasal PCR testing protocol for de-escalation of empiric vancomycin for suspected pneumonia. Open Forum Infect Dis 2021 (published online Mar 4)

Mitsuboshi S, Yamaguchi T, Seino H, et al. Regional outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST2725-t1784 in rural Japan. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 (published online Nov 9)

Panchal VV, Griffiths C, Mosaei H, et al. Evolving MRSA: high-level beta-lactam resistance in Staphylococcus aureus is associated with RNA polymerase alterations and fine tuning of gene expression. PLoS Pathog 2020 (published online Jul 24)

Pannewick B, Baier C, Schwab F, et al. Infection control measures in nosocomial MRSA outbreaks—results of a systematic analysis. PLoS One 2021 (published online Apr 7)

Petry NJ, Montgomery AD, Hammer KD, et al. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening upon inpatient hospital admission: is there concordance between nasal swab results and samples taken from skin and soft tissue? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 (published online Aug 12)

Popovich KJ, Thiede SN, Zawitz C, et al. Genomic epidemiology of MRSA during incarceration at a large inner-city jail. Clin Infect Dis 2021 (published online Jan 4)

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