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Prolonged Colonization with the Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strain USA300 among Residents of Extended Care Facilities

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Simone M. Shurland
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
O. Colin Stine
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Richard A. Venezia
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Jennifer K. Johnson
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Min Zhan
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Jon P. Furuno
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Ram R. Miller
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Colleen Pelser
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Mary-Claire Roghmann*
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, Maryland
*
Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, 100 North Greene Street, Lower Level, Baltimore, MD 20201 (mroghman@epi.umaryland.edu)

Abstract

We performed a retrospective cohort study (n = 129) to assess whether residents of extended care facilities who were initially colonized or infected with the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain USA300 were less likely to have prolonged colonization than were residents colonized or infected with other MRSA strains. We found no difference in prolonged colonization (adjusted odds ratio, 1.1 [95% confidence interval, 0.5–2.4]).

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2010

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