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

Department of Pharmacy, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (Impact Factor: 4.18). 02/2007; 28(1):95-7. DOI: 10.1086/509856
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The incidence of community-associated, healthcare-associated, and hospital-acquired sterile-site infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates and the susceptibility of the isolates to non- beta -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- beta -lactam antibiotics increased significantly.

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