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

TitleEpidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in patients admitted to freestanding pediatric hospitals, 2009-2016.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSpaulding AB, Thurm C, Courter JD, Banerjee R, Gerber JS, Newland JG, Parker SK, Brogan TV, Kronman MP, Shah SS, Smith MJ, Patel SJ, Lee BR, Hersh AL
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Pagination1-4
Date Published2018 Oct 29
ISSN1559-6834
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.

DOI10.1017/ice.2018.259
Alternate JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
PubMed ID30370879