Occurrence of and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a teaching hospital in Philadelphia

Sheldon Gomes, Sohail Altafi, Kristine M. Garcia, Christopher Emery, Richard Hamilton, Ari D. Brooks, Suresh G. Joshi

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Abstract

Manual medical record mining and data analysis were performed at a tertiary care university teaching hospital to establish the rate of occurrence of and risk factors for infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Patients with surgical site infections had the highest rate of MRSA infection, representing 59% of the MRSA infections recorded. The mortality rate in patients with relapsed MRSA was 45% (13 of 30), compared with no deaths in 149 new MRSA cases. The majority of deaths in patients with relapsed MRSA occurred in the intensive care unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-383
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Teaching Hospitals
Infection
Surgical Wound Infection
Tertiary Healthcare
Medical Records
Intensive Care Units
Mortality

Keywords

  • Inducible clindamycin resistance
  • MRSA
  • Multi-drug resistance
  • Risk factor
  • Surgical site infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy

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Occurrence of and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a teaching hospital in Philadelphia. / Gomes, Sheldon; Altafi, Sohail; Garcia, Kristine M.; Emery, Christopher; Hamilton, Richard; Brooks, Ari D.; Joshi, Suresh G.

In: American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 40, No. 4, 05.2012, p. 381-383.

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Gomes, Sheldon ; Altafi, Sohail ; Garcia, Kristine M. ; Emery, Christopher ; Hamilton, Richard ; Brooks, Ari D. ; Joshi, Suresh G. / Occurrence of and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a teaching hospital in Philadelphia. In: American Journal of Infection Control. 2012 ; Vol. 40, No. 4. pp. 381-383.
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