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Increasing Incidence of Sterile-Site Infections Due to Non-Multidrug-Resistant, Oxacillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Among Hospitalized Patients

  • Garrett E. Schramm (a1), Jennifer A. Johnson (a2), Joshua A. Doherty (a3), Scott T. Micek (a1) and Marin H. Kollef (a2)...
Abstract

The incidence of community-associated, healthcare-associated, and hospital-acquired sterile-site infections due to methicillin-re-sistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates and the susceptibility of the isolates to non-β-lactam antibiotics were evaluated for 549 hospitalized patients during a 3-year period. The incidence of community-associated MRSA infection increased significantly. The annual percentage of MRSA isolates from cases of healthcare-associated and hospital-acquired infection that were susceptible to 3 or more non-β-lactam antibiotics increased significantly.

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Department of Pharmacy, Mailstop 90-52-411, 216 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 (stm8241@bjc.org)
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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