Title

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

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2018

Identifier

DOI: 10.1017/ice.2018.259

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.

Journal Title

Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America

Volume

39

Issue

12

First Page

1487

Last Page

1490

MeSH Keywords

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

Keywords

Children's Hospitals; MRSA

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