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, Alicen B.; Thurm, Cary; Courter, Joshua D.; Banerjee, Ritu; Gerber, Jeffrey S.; Newland, Jason G.; Parker, Sarah K.; Brogan, Thomas V.; Kronman, Matthew P.; Shah, Samir S.; Smith, Michael J.; Patel, Sameer J.; Lee, Brian R.; and Hersh, Adam L., "Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in patients admitted to freestanding pediatric hospitals, 2009-2016." (2018). Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers. 1346.