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Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Carrying Panton-Valentine Leukocidin Genes: Worldwide Emergence
Analysis of CA-MRSA isolates from the United States, France, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and Western Samoa indicated distinct genetic backgrounds associated with each geographic origin, although predominantly restricted to the agr3 background. Expand
Comparison of community- and health care-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.
It is suggested that most community-associated MRSA strains did not originate in health care settings, and that their microbiological features may have contributed to their emergence in the community. Expand
Genome and virulence determinants of high virulence community-acquired MRSA
The whole genome sequence of MW2, a strain of community-acquired MRSA, was ascertained by shotgun cloning and sequencing and found that it carried a range of virulence and resistance genes that was distinct from those displayed on the chromosomes of extant S aureus strains. Expand
Antimicrobial resistance.
548 This symposium highlights selected topics in antimicro-bial resistance: community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, malaria, reducing inappropriate antimicrobial drugExpand
Binge drinking among US adults.
Binge drinking is common among most strata of US adults, including among those aged 26 years or older, and per capita binge-drinking episodes have increased, particularly since 1995. Expand
Binge Drinking and Associated Health Risk Behaviors Among High School Students
Binge drinking is the most common pattern of alcohol consumption among high school youth who drink alcohol and is strongly associated with a wide range of other health risk behaviors. Expand
The effectiveness of tax policy interventions for reducing excessive alcohol consumption and related harms.
Nearly all studies found that there was an inverse relationship between the tax or price of alcohol and indices of excessive drinking or alcohol-related health outcomes, which constitute strong evidence that raising alcohol excise taxes is an effective strategy for reducing excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. Expand
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a rural American Indian community.
Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and PFGE subtyping support the finding that MRSA is circulating beyond nosocomial settings in this and possibly other rural US communities. Expand
The effectiveness of limiting alcohol outlet density as a means of reducing excessive alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harms.
Most of the studies included in this review found that greater outlet density is associated with increased alcohol consumption and related harms, including medical harms, injury, crime, and violence. Expand
Alcohol-attributable cancer deaths and years of potential life lost in the United States.
Alcohol remains a major contributor to cancer mortality and YPLL and there is no safe threshold for alcohol and cancer risk. Expand