Seasonality of MRSA Infections

  title={Seasonality of MRSA Infections},
  author={Leonard A Mermel and Jason Timothy Machan and Stephen L Parenteau},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Using MRSA isolates submitted to our hospital microbiology laboratory January 2001-March 2010 and the number of our emergency department (ED) visits, quarterly community-associated (CA) and hospital-associated (HA) MRSA infections were modeled using Poisson regressions. For pediatric patients, approximately 1.85x (95% CI 1.45x-2.36x, adj. p<0.0001) as many CA-MRSA infections per ED visit occurred in the second two quarters as occurred in the first two quarters. For adult patients, 1.14x (95% CI… CONTINUE READING

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