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Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in patients admitted to freestanding pediatric hospitals, 2009–2016

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 October 2018

Alicen B. Spaulding*
Affiliation:
Children’s Minnesota Research Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cary Thurm
Affiliation:
Children’s Hospital Association, Lenexa, Kansas
Joshua D. Courter
Affiliation:
Division of Pharmacy, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Ritu Banerjee
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
Jeffrey S. Gerber
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jason G. Newland
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
Sarah K. Parker
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
Thomas V. Brogan
Affiliation:
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Matthew P. Kronman
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Seattle Children’s Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Samir S. Shah
Affiliation:
Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Michael J. Smith
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Sameer J. Patel
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Brian R. Lee
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri
Adam L. Hersh
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
*
Author for correspondence: Alicen Burns Spaulding, PhD, MPH, Children’s Minnesota Research Institute, 2525 Chicago Ave. S. MS 40–460, Minneapolis, MN 55404. E-mail: Alicen.Spaulding@childrensmn.org

Abstract

We observed pediatric S. aureus hospitalizations decreased 36% from 26.3 to 16.8 infections per 1,000 admissions from 2009 to 2016, with methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) decreasing by 52% and methicillin-susceptible S. aureus decreasing by 17%, among 39 pediatric hospitals. Similar decreases were observed for days of therapy of anti-MRSA antibiotics.

Type
Concise Communication
Copyright
© 2018 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved. 

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Footnotes

Cite this article: Spaulding AB, et al. (2018). Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in patients admitted to freestanding pediatric hospitals, 2009–2016. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2018, 39, 1487–1490. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.259

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