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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Spaulding, AB; Thurm, C; Courter, JD; Banerjee, R; Gerber, JS; Newland, JG; Parker, SK; Brogan, TV; Kronman, MP; Shah, SS; Smith, MJ; Patel, SJ; Lee, BR; Hersh, AL

Published Date

  • December 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1487 - 1490

PubMed ID

  • 30370879

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2018.259


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States