4 risk factors predict MRSA in ICU patients, study says

01/16/2012 | InfectionControlToday.com

Japanese researchers said four main risk factors for health care-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in ICU patients are intubation, open wounds, antibiotic treatments and use of steroids, all within 24 hours of admission. Their report in BMC Infectious Diseases said pre-emptive infection control measures could reduce risks for these ICU patients.

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