Clinical utility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal polymerase chain reaction assay in critically ill patients with nosocomial pneumonia.

@article{Smith2017ClinicalUO,
  title={Clinical utility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal polymerase chain reaction assay in critically ill patients with nosocomial pneumonia.},
  author={Melanie N Smith and Michael J. Erdman and Jason A Ferreira and Petra J Aldridge and Christopher A. Jankowski},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2017},
  volume={38},
  pages={168-171}
}
PURPOSE This study investigated the diagnostic performance characteristics of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay in critically ill patients with nosocomial pneumonia. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective, single-center study included adult patients admitted to an intensive care unit with suspected nosocomial pneumonia. Patients must have received an MRSA nasal PCR assay and respiratory culture within predetermined time… CONTINUE READING