Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Mar;34(3):325-6. doi: 10.1086/669519. Epub 2013 Jan 23.
Predicting high prevalence of community methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in nursing homes.
Murphy CR, Hudson LO, Spratt BG, Quan V, Kim D, Peterson E, Tan G, Evans K, Meyers H, Cheung M, Lee BY, Mukamel DB, Enright MC, Whealon M, Huang SS.
SourceDivision of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA. email@example.com
We assessed characteristics associated with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) carriage among residents of 22 nursing homes. Of MRSA-positive swabs, 25% (208/824) were positive for CA-MRSA. Median facility CA-MRSA percentage was 22% (range, 0%-44%). In multivariate models, carriage was associated with age less than 65 years (odds ratio, 1.2; P<.001) and Hispanic ethnicity (odds ratio, 1.2; P=.006). Interventions are needed to target CA-MRSA.
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