Risk factors for colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among nursing home residents.

@article{OSullivan2000RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among nursing home residents.},
  author={Nicola O'Sullivan and Conor T. Keane},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2000},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={206-10}
}
Risk factors predictive of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization in 786 of 910 nursing home residents were evaluated. A customized questionnaire was completed by theresidents, who were screened for MRSA. The risk factors significantly associated with MRSA colonization were male sex, age >80 years, residence in the nursing home for <six months, hospitalization during the previous 6 months, peripheral vascular disease, pressure sores, steroid therapy, poor general skin… CONTINUE READING
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