Risk factors for and impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in patients in a medical intensive care unit.

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Risk factors for and impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in patients in a medical intensive care unit.

Am J Infect Control. 2013 May 7;

Authors: Chen CC, Pass SE

Abstract
This retrospective cohort study investigated the impact and predictive factors of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization in 180 patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit between July 2009 and June 2010. No significant associations between MRSA nasal colonization and the incidence of health care-associated multidrug-resistant-related infections, intensive care unit length of stay, or inpatient mortality were found. Significant risk factors for MRSA colonization included previous medical history of diabetes mellitus and congestive heart failure.

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