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Invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in the United States.
CONTEXT As the epidemiology of infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) changes, accurate information on the scope and magnitude of MRSA infections in the US population isExpand
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Multistate point-prevalence survey of health care-associated infections.
BACKGROUND Currently, no single U.S. surveillance system can provide estimates of the burden of all types of health care-associated infections across acute care patient populations. We conducted aExpand
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Emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 genotype as a major cause of health care-associated blood stream infections.
BACKGROUND Whether community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) genotypes (e.g., USA300) are a major cause of bloodstream infections (BSIs) and health care-associatedExpand
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Emergence of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA 300 Clone as the Predominant Cause of Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections
Context In community outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), 2 clones predominate in the United States: USA 300 and USA 400. Little is known about these infections in theExpand
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Health care-associated invasive MRSA infections, 2005-2008.
CONTEXT Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a pathogen of public health importance; MRSA prevention programs that may affect MRSA transmission and infection are increasingly commonExpand
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Characterization of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Collected in 2005 and 2006 from Patients with Invasive Disease: a Population-Based Analysis
ABSTRACT This study characterizes 1,984 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates collected in 2005 and 2006 from normally sterile sites in patients with invasive MRSA infection.Expand
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Changes in Prevalence of Health Care–Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals
Background A point‐prevalence survey that was conducted in the United States in 2011 showed that 4% of hospitalized patients had a health care–associated infection. We repeated the survey in 2015 toExpand
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Use of a low-literacy patient education tool to enhance pneumococcal vaccination rates. A randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Pneumococcal immunization rates for elderly and high-risk patients are only one third to one half the target rate of 60% established by the US Public Health Service. Limited or marginalExpand
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The Influence of the Composition of the Nursing Staff on Primary Bloodstream Infection Rates in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Abstract Objectives: To determine the risk factors for acquisition of nosocomial primary bloodstream infections (BSIs), including the effect of nursing-staff levels, in surgical intensive care unitExpand
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National burden of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, United States, 2011.
IMPORTANCE Estimating the US burden of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections is important for planning and tracking success of prevention strategies. OBJECTIVE To describeExpand
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