More hospitalized children are getting musculoskeletal MRSA infections

10/27/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Pediatric cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus musculoskeletal infection at a U.S. children's hospital increased threefold, from 9% in 2001 to 29% in 2010, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting. In addition to having longer stays in the hospital and greater risk of multiple surgeries than children with methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus musculoskeletal infections, MRSA patients were more prone to complications including blood clots, septic shock, recurrent infection and cell death.

View Full Article in:

U.S. News & World Report

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Payer Marketing
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDH) Product Offering Manager
Blue Cross Blue Shield MA
Quincy, MA
Chief Medical Officer, Texas Children's Health Plan
Cejka Executive Search for Texas Childre's Health Plan
Houston, TX
Meridian Health Plan
Detroit, MI
Chief Financial Officer
B. E. Smith
Miramar, FL