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

Alicen B. Spaulding*, Cary Thurm, Joshua D. Courter, Ritu Banerjee, Jeffrey S. Gerber, Jason G. Newland, Sarah K. Parker, Thomas V. Brogan, Matthew P. Kronman, Samir S. Shah, Michael J. Smith, Sameer J Patel, Brian R. Lee, Adam L. Hersh

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1487-1490
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume39
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Spaulding, A. B., Thurm, C., Courter, J. D., Banerjee, R., Gerber, J. S., Newland, J. G., Parker, S. K., Brogan, T. V., Kronman, M. P., Shah, S. S., Smith, M. J., Patel, S. J., Lee, B. R., & Hersh, A. L. (2018). Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in patients admitted to freestanding pediatric hospitals, 2009-2016. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 39(12), 1487-1490. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.259