Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: acquisition and risk of death in patients in the intensive care unit.

@article{Ibelings1998MethicillinresistantSA,
  title={Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: acquisition and risk of death in patients in the intensive care unit.},
  author={M M Ibelings and Hajo A. Bruining},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  year={1998},
  volume={164 6},
  pages={411-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the risk of patients in intensive care units (ICU) of becoming infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and to assess the mortality during a six week follow-up period, compared with patients who developed methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) infection. DESIGN Point prevalence survey. SETTING 1417 ICU in 17 Western European countries. SUBJECTS 10038 patients in ICU who were part in the EPIC (European Prevalence of Infection in Intensive Care… CONTINUE READING
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