Prolonged colonization with the methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus strain USA 300 among residents of extended care facilities

Simone M. Shurland, O. Colin Stine, Richard A. Venezia, Jennifer K. Johnson, Min Zhan, Jon P. Furuno, Ram R. Miller, Colleen Pelser, Mary Claire Roghmann

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Abstract

We performed a retrospective cohort study ( np129) 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 otherMRSA strains. We found no difference in prolonged colonization (adjusted odds ratio, 1.1 [95% confidence interval, 0.5-2.4]).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)838-841
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)

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    Shurland, S. M., Stine, O. C., Venezia, R. A., Johnson, J. K., Zhan, M., Furuno, J. P., Miller, R. R., Pelser, C., & Roghmann, M. C. (2010). Prolonged colonization with the methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus strain USA 300 among residents of extended care facilities. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 31(8), 838-841. https://doi.org/10.1086/655015