Nasal meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage among intensive care unit hospitalised adult patients in a Taiwanese medical centre: one time-point prevalence, molecular characteristics and risk factors for carriage.

@article{Chen2010NasalMS,
  title={Nasal meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage among intensive care unit hospitalised adult patients in a Taiwanese medical centre: one time-point prevalence, molecular characteristics and risk factors for carriage.},
  author={C B Chen and H Chang and Y-C Huang},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={238-44}
}
From 25 June to 11 July 2008, a total of 177 adult patients hospitalised in an intensive care unit (ICU) (94 in medical ICUs and 83 in surgical ICUs) at a tertiary care hospital were screened for nasal carriage of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by polymerase chain reaction. The overall prevalence of S. aureus and MRSA nasal carriage among the patients was 42% and 32%, respectively. MRSA carriage rate of the patients hospitalised in medical ICUs was significantly higher than… CONTINUE READING

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