Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in a surgical intensive care unit.

@article{Warren2006EpidemiologyOM,
  title={Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in a surgical intensive care unit.},
  author={David K Warren and Rebecca M Guth and Craig M. Coopersmith and Liana R Merz and Jeanne E Zack and Victoria J. Fraser},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 10},
  pages={1032-40}
}
BACKGROUND Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a cause of healthcare-associated infections among surgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients, though transmission dynamics are unclear. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of MRSA nasal colonization at ICU admission, to identify associated independent risk factors, to determine the value of these factors in active surveillance, and to determine the incidence of and risk factors associated with MRSA acquisition. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING
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