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BACKGROUND Community acquired (CA) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) increasingly causes disease worldwide. USA300 has emerged as the predominant clone causing superficial and invasive infections in children and adults in the USA. Epidemiological studies suggest that USA300 is more virulent than other CA-MRSA. The genetic determinants that(More)
BACKGROUND Community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections are increasing among children. OBJECTIVE Our goal is to describe the clinical presentation of neonatal community-acquired S aureus disease and provide molecular analyses of the infecting isolates. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the demographics and(More)
OBJECTIVE We describe the evaluation and treatment of neonatal community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus disease in the era of community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the evaluation and treatment of 126 community-acquired S. aureus infections of term and late-preterm previously healthy neonates who were < or(More)
We enrolled 35 case neonates with community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus infection and their mothers and 19 control mother-neonate pairs. We obtained neonatal and maternal anterior nasal cultures, and clinical isolates. S. aureus nasal colonization was greater in case than control pairs. Neonates were more often infected with their nasal strain than their(More)
Objective The objective of this study was to implement a strategy for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) newborn screening in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Design A NICU-specific curriculum, screening algorithm, slide presentations, and templates of orders, policies, and procedures were developed into a toolkit for training NICU personnel.(More)
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