Risk factors for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a multi-laboratory study

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to investigate the dose response relationship between the prescriptions of antimicrobial agents and infection/colonization with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) taking additional factors like stay in a health care facility into account. METHODS: Multi-centre retrospective study on a cohort of patients that underwent microbiological diagnostics in Belgium during 2005. The bacteriological results retrieved from 17 voluntary participating clinical laboratories were coupled with the individual antimicrobial consumption patterns (July 2004-De…

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