Predictive Factors of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection in Elderly Patients with Community-Onset Pneumonia

@inproceedings{Jwa2017PredictiveFO,
  title={Predictive Factors of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection in Elderly Patients with Community-Onset Pneumonia},
  author={Hyeyoung Jwa and Jong Wook Beom and Jong Hoo Lee},
  booktitle={Tuberculosis and respiratory diseases},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is a severe and life-threatening disease in patients with community-onset (CO) pneumonia. However, the current guidelines lack specificity for a screening test for MRSA infection. METHODS This study was retrospectively conducted in elderly patients aged ≥65 years, who had contracted CO-pneumonia during hospitalization at the Jeju National University Hospital, between January 2012 and December 2014. We analyzed the risk… CONTINUE READING
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