Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in burns patients--why all the fuss?

  title={Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in burns patients--why all the fuss?},
  author={Christopher M. Reardon and Tim P La H Brown and Andrew J. Stephenson and Eric Freedlander},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={24 5},
Procedures designed to limit spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in burns units demand time and resources. To assess the significance of MRSA in burns patients we performed a retrospective review of MRSA colonization in in-patients over a 41-month period at the North Trent Sub-regional Burns Unit. Patients were compared with MRSA free controls, matched for age and percentage body surface area (BSA) burn and admitted during the same time period. Length of stay, number of… CONTINUE READING