MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Recent News

Apr 26, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 26, 2017

Antimicrobial resistance plan in India
High MDR prevalence in asylum seekers
Apr 25, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 25, 2017

Colistin rapid test
Urologist overprescribing
Staph aureus antibiotic
Apr 21, 2017
Research vial

Using elements of viruses, antibodies to fight resistant bacteria

Study finds that phage lysins combined with elements of antibodies combat MRSA in mice.

Apr 19, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 19, 2017

ID stewardship consults
Steroid for sore throat
MRSA contamination
Chlorhexidine bathing
Candida in Peru
Apr 14, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 14, 2017

MRSA hospital outbreak in LA
NDM findings in Ireland
Apr 12, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 12, 2017

Pediatric antibiotic stewardship
Community MRSA in Ireland
MRSA in Portuguese pigs
Apr 07, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 07, 2017

KFC cuts antibiotics
MRSA incidence in the US
Potential MDR-TB drugs
Mar 29, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 29, 2017

Antibiotic overprescribing
Drug-tainted manure affects soil
Fighting MRSA biofilms
Mar 21, 2017

News Scan for Mar 21, 2017

More nut butter E coli cases
Zika in Florida
Global flu declines
Drug resistance in eye samples
Mar 02, 2017

News Scan for Mar 02, 2017

Birth defects and Zika
MERS case in teen
More H5N8 avian flu
MRSA, VRE in infants
Multistate E coli outbreak

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Arshad S, Huang V, Hartman P, et al. Ceftaroline fosamil monotherapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (MRSAB): a comparative clinical outcomes study. Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 25)

Bradley J, Glasser C, Patino H, et al. Daptomycin for complicated skin infections: a randomized trial. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Feb 15)

Clock SA, Jia H, Patel S, et al. Infant colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or vancomycin-resistant enterococci preceding neonatal intensive care unit discharge. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2017 (published online Mar 1)

Conceicao T, de Lencastre H, Aires-de-Sousa M. Frequent isolation of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ST398 among healthy pigs in Portugal. PLoS One 2017 Apr 11;12(4):e1075340

Earls MR, Kinnevey PM, Brennan GI, et al. The recent emergence in hospitals of multidrug-resistant community-associated sequence type 1 and spa type t127 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus investigated by whole-genome sequencing: implications for screening. PLoS One 2017 Apr 11;12(4):e0175542

Escobar-Perez J, Reyes N, Marquez-Ortiz RA, et al. Emergence and spread of a new community-genotype methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone in Colombia. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jan 31;17:108

Evans ME, Kralovic SM, Simbartl LA, et al. Eight years of decreased methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections associated with a Veterans Affairs prevention initiative. Am J Infect Control 2017 Jan 1;45(1):13-6

Gunther F, Blessing B, Tacconelli E, et al. MRSA decolonization failure—are biofilms the missing link? Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 Mar 28;6:32

Jacobs DM, Shaver A. Prevalence of and outcomes from Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia among hospitalized patients in the United States, 2009-2012. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Dec 31)

Kavanagh KT, Abusalem S, Calderon LE. The incidence of MRSA infections in the United States: is a more comprehensive tracking system needed? Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 Apr 7;6:34

Lin D, Ou Q, Lin J, et al. A meta-analysis of the rates of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S aureus contamination on the surfaces of environmental objects that health care workers frequently touch. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Dec 21)

Millar EV, Rice GK, Elassal EM, et al. Genomic characterization of USA300 MRSA to evaluate intraclass transmission and recurrence of SSTI among high risk military trainees. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 17)

Mkrtchyan HV, Xu A, Yacoub M, et al. Detection of diverse genotypes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from hospital personnel and the environment in Armenia. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 Feb 7;6:19

Orlin I, Rokney A, Onn A, et al. Hospital clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are carried by medical students even before healthcare exposure. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 Jan 23;6:15

Pineles L, Morgan DJ, Lydecker A, et al. Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to health care worker gowns and gloves during care of residents in Veterans Affairs nursing homes. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Apr 18)

Piso RJ, Kach R, Pop R, et al. A cross-sectional study of colonization rates with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in four Swiss refugee centres. PLoS One 2017 Jan 13;12(1):e0170251

Ravensbergen SJ, Berends M, Stienstra Y, et al. High prevalence of MRSA and ESBL among asylum seekers in the Netherlands. PLoS One 2017 Apr 25;12(4):e0176481

Walter J, Noll I, Feig M, et al. Decline in the proportion of methicillin resistance among Staphylococcus aureus isolates from non-invasive samples and in outpatient settings, and changes in the co-resistance profiles: an analysis of data collected within the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network, Germany 2010 to 2015. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Feb 23;17:169

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