Importance of bacterial burden among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers in a long-term care facility.

@article{Stone2008ImportanceOB,
  title={Importance of bacterial burden among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers in a long-term care facility.},
  author={Nimalie D. Stone and Donna R. Lewis and H. Ken Lowery and Lyndsey A Darrow and Catherine M Kroll and Robert P. Gaynes and John A. Jernigan and John E. Mcgowan and Fred C. Tenover and Chesley L. Richards},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={
          143-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence and transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization, as well as risk factors associated with MRSA carriage, among residents of a long-term care facility (LTCF). DESIGN Prospective, longitudinal cohort study. SETTING A 100-bed Veterans Administration LTCF. PARTICIPANTS All current and newly admitted residents of the LTCF during an 8-week study period. METHODS Nasal swab samples were obtained weekly and cultured on… CONTINUE READING

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