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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: HELP
Articles by Mary Singer
Based on 1 article published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Mary Singer wrote the following article about Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
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1 Article Staphylococcus aureus infections in US veterans, Maryland, USA, 1999-2008. 2011

Tracy, LaRee A / Furuno, Jon P / Harris, Anthony D / Singer, Mary / Langenberg, Patricia / Roghmann, Mary-Claire. ·University of Maryland, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 685 W Baltimore St, MSTF 336, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. laree.tracy@fda.hhs.gov ·Emerg Infect Dis · Pubmed #21392435.

ABSTRACT: Trends in Staphylococcus aureus infections are not well described. To calculate incidence in overall S. aureus infection and invasive and noninvasive infections according to methicillin susceptibility and location, we conducted a 10-year population-based retrospective cohort study (1999-2008) using patient-level data in the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System. We found 3,674 S. aureus infections: 2,816 (77%) were noninvasive; 2,256 (61%) were methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA); 2,517 (69%) were community onset, and 1,157 (31%) were hospital onset. Sixty-one percent of noninvasive infections were skin and soft tissue infections; 1,112 (65%) of these were MRSA. Ten-year averaged incidence per 100,000 veterans was 749 (± 132 SD, range 549-954) overall, 178 (± 41 SD, range 114-259) invasive, and 571 (± 152 SD, range 364-801) noninvasive S. aureus infections. Incidence of all S. aureus infections significantly increased (p<0.001), driven by noninvasive, MRSA, and community-onset infections (p<0.001); incidence of invasive S. aureus infection significantly decreased (p<0.001).