Colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in ICU patients: morbidity, mortality, and glycopeptide use.

@article{GarrousteOrgeas2001ColonizationWM,
  title={Colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in ICU patients: morbidity, mortality, and glycopeptide use.},
  author={Mait{\'e} Garrouste-Orgeas and Jean-François Timsit and Hatem Kallel and Adel Ben Ali and Marie Françoise Dumay and Bibiana Paoli and Beno{\^i}t Misset and Jean Carlet},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 11},
  pages={
          687-92
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization on the occurrence of S. aureus infections (methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible), the use of glycopeptides, and outcome among intensive care unit (CU) patients. DESIGN Prospective observational cohort survey. SETTING A medical-surgical ICU with 10 single-bed rooms in a 460-bed, tertiary-care, university-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS A total of 1,044 ICU patients were followed… CONTINUE READING

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