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

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Garrett E. Schramm
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Jennifer A. Johnson
Affiliation:
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Joshua A. Doherty
Affiliation:
Medical Informatics, BJC Healthcare, St. Louis, Missouri
Scott T. Micek*
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacy, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Marin H. Kollef
Affiliation:
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
*
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Department of Pharmacy, Mailstop 90-52-411, 216 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 (stm8241@bjc.org)

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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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2007

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