A 12-year review of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in haemodialysis patients: more work to be done.

@article{Fitzgerald2011A1R,
  title={A 12-year review of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in haemodialysis patients: more work to be done.},
  author={Susan F Fitzgerald and James F. O'Gorman and Margaret M Morris-Downes and Rachel K Crowley and Sheila Donlon and Ravi Bajwa and Edmond G. Smyth and Fidelma M Fitzpatrick and Peter J Conlon and Hilary Humphreys},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2011},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={218-21}
}
Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (BSI) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in haemodialysis patients. This study describes a 12-year retrospective review of S. aureus BSI in a large haemodialysis centre in a tertiary referral hospital. The overall rate of S. aureus BSI was 17.9 per 100 patient-years (range 9.7-36.8). The rate of meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) BSI was 5.6 per 100 patient-years (range 0.9-13.8). Infective complications occurred in 11% of episodes… CONTINUE READING

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