Andrew R Alsentzer

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BACKGROUND Prior studies, including one from our institution performed in 2001, suggest that nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) occurs infrequently in the healthy pediatric population (0.2-2.2%). However, infections caused by community-associated MRSA have increased remarkably in recent years. As a result, we(More)
BACKGROUND There is a critical need for an effective Staphylococcus aureus vaccine for the prevention of staphylococcal disease. In this study, we investigated the impact of S. aureus conjugate vaccine comprised of capsular polysaccharides 5 and 8 (CP5, CP8) on nasal colonization with S. aureus. METHODS Healthy adults recruited from one academic medical(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to assess whether maternal colonization with Staphylococcus aureus during pregnancy or at delivery was associated with infant staphylococcal colonization. METHODS For this prospective cohort study, women were enrolled at 34 to 37 weeks of gestation between 2007 and 2009. Nasal and vaginal swabs for culture were obtained at(More)
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