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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 is… Expand
Multistate point-prevalence survey of health care-associated infections.
- S. Magill, J. Edwards, +11 authors S. Fridkin
- The New England journal of medicine
- 26 March 2014
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 a… Expand
Emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 genotype as a major cause of health care-associated blood stream infections.
- U. Seybold, E. Kourbatova, +5 authors H. Blumberg
- Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
- 8 October 2005
BACKGROUND Whether community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) genotypes (e.g., USA300) are a major cause of bloodstream infections (BSIs) and health care-associated… Expand
Emergence of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA 300 Clone as the Predominant Cause of Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections
- Mark D. King, B. Humphrey, Y. F. Wang, E. Kourbatova, S. Ray, H. Blumberg
- Annals of Internal Medicine
- 7 March 2006
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 the… Expand
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 common… Expand
Characterization of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Collected in 2005 and 2006 from Patients with Invasive Disease: a Population-Based Analysis
- B. Limbago, G. Fosheim, +12 authors S. Fridkin
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of Clinical Microbiology
- 25 March 2009
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
Changes in Prevalence of Health Care–Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals
- S. Magill, Erin N O'Leary, +29 authors J. Edwards
- The New England journal of medicine
- 31 October 2018
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 to… Expand
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 marginal… Expand
The Influence of the Composition of the Nursing Staff on Primary Bloodstream Infection Rates in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit
- J. Robert, S. Fridkin, +5 authors W. Jarvis
- Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
- 1 January 2000
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 unit… Expand
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 describe… Expand