Prevalence and Molecular Characteristics of MRSA Nasal Carriage Among Hospital Care Workers in a Tertiary Hospital in the Philippines

ConclusionData collected from a non-outbreak setting suggest the presence of different clones of MRSA from nasal swabs of HCWs belonging to the Department of Pediatrics and Surgery. The data collected by this study can be used as reference for other succeeding studies on the surveillance of MRSA among HCWs.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

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AbstractTo review the epidemiology and measures to control meticillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus, MRSA, in Stockholm between 2000 and 2016 from the perspective of the Department of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Stockholm County Council, Sweden. Age, sex, and place of acquisition of their MRSA on all patients reported to the department were reviewed. Measures for control included surveillance through mandatory reporting of cases, screening patients with risk factors for MRSA, strict adherence to basic nursing hygienic principles, isolation of MRSA positive patients in single rooms in dedicated MRSA wards,...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Data collected from a non-outbreak setting suggest the presence of different clones of MRSA from nasal swabs of HCWs belonging to the Department of Pediatrics and Surgery. The data collected by this study can be used as reference for other succeeding studies on the surveillance of MRSA among HCWs. PMID: 31375429 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: J Microbiol Immunol Infect Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: ICPBP2a Culture Colony Test (AlereTM) is fast, efficient and economical technique for detection of penicillin binding protein 2a (PBP2a) from isolates. This assay is a useful tool for the management of hospital outbreaks. PMID: 31293115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Espanola de Quimioterapia - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Rev Esp Quimioter Source Type: research
The first Canadian outbreak of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) was identified in 2004 in Calgary, Alberta. Using a novel model of MRSA population-based surveillance, soc...
Source: BMC Public Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionsOnly the network animation over time revealed possible transmission of MRSA through the network, rather than attributes measured in the traditional case control study.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsLack of accurate recording of which nurses looked after which infants (and when) made identification of the risk posed by being cared for by particular nurses difficult. If this had been clearer, it may have enabled earlier identification of the colonized nurse, avoiding subsequent cases. This study highlights the benefit of using a case–control study, which showed that most nurses had no association with colonized infants.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSRectal and groin surveillance for CRE, ESBL, VRE and MRSA for high risk patients is a very effective method of establishing MDRO colonization. Identifying the colonization status of CCU patients is an essential step in hospital associated infection prevention and outbreak investigations.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
We describe the investigation and management of an MRSA outbreak on a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the lessons learnt.Study designOutbreak report and case-control study.Study setting and participants: The study was conducted in a 40-cot NICU in a tertiary referral hospital and included all infants colonised/infected with gentamicin-resistant MRSA.InterventionsStandard infection control measures including segregation of infants, barrier precautions, enhanced cleaning, assessment of staff practice including hand hygiene, and increased MRSA screening of infants were implemented. Continued MRSA acquisitions led to s...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
There is growing evidence for the value of bacterial whole-genome sequencing in hospital outbreak investigations. Our aim was to develop methods that support efficient and accurate low-throughput clinical sequencing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates. Using a test panel of 25 MRSA isolates previously associated with outbreak investigations, we devised modifications to library preparation that reduced the processing time by 1 hour. We determined the maximum number of isolates that could be sequenced per run using an Illumina MiniSeq platform and a 13-hour (overnight) run time, which equated to 21...
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Bacteriology Source Type: research
us Andreas Seidler People working in health care services have an increased risk of being infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), though little is known about the prevalence in rehabilitation centers. This cross-sectional study investigated the MRSA prevalence in employees from different rehabilitation centers and aimed to identify risk factors for MRSA transmission. We invited all staff (i.e., with and without patient contact from 22 participating rehabilitation centers; n = 2499) to participate. Study participation included a questionnaire on personal characteristics, lifestyle, personal a...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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