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MRSA infection in the neonatal intensive care unit.
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PMID:  23627856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is well known as one of the most frequent etiological agents of healthcare-associated infections. The epidemiology of MRSA is evolving with emergence of community-associated MRSA, the clonal spread of some successful clones, their spillover into healthcare settings and acquisition of antibacterial drug resistances. Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients are at an especially high risk of acquiring colonization and infection by MRSA. Epidemiology of MRSA in NICU can be very complex because outbreaks can overlap endemic circulation and make it difficult to trace transmission routes. Moreover, increasing prevalence of community-associated MRSA can jeopardize epidemiological investigation, screening and effectiveness of control policies. Surveillance, prevention and control strategies and clinical management have been widely studied and are still the subject of scientific debate. More data are needed to determine the most cost-effective approach to MRSA control in NICU in light of the local epidemiology.
Mario Giuffrè; Celestino Bonura; Domenico Cipolla; Caterina Mammina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of anti-infective therapy     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1744-8336     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101181284     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  499-509     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dipartimento di Scienze per la Promozione della Salute e Materno-Infantile 'G. D'Alessandro', Università degli Studi di Palermo, Via del Vespro 133, 90127 Palermo, Italy.
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