Strategies for preventing MRSA infection among newborns need improvement

03/18/2014 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

An analysis of data on more than 3,500 infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit found that 42% of those with positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cultures had an infection before being identified as MRSA-colonized. Among 37 newborns who were subjected to decolonization, 16% still developed an infection later. The findings appear in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

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