Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in patients admitted to freestanding pediatric hospitals, 2009-2016.
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.
Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America
Adolescent; Age Distribution; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Child; Child, Preschool; Databases, Factual; Female; Hospitalization; Hospitals, Pediatric; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Male; Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Microbial Sensitivity Tests; Retrospective Studies; Sex Distribution; Staphylococcal Infections; Staphylococcus aureus; United States
Children's Hospitals; MRSA
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. Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in patients admitted to freestanding pediatric hospitals, 2009-2016. Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America 39, 1487-1490 (2018).