Epidemiology of MRSA: the North/South study of MRSA in Ireland 1999.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324265
Title:
Epidemiology of MRSA: the North/South study of MRSA in Ireland 1999.
Authors:
McDonald, P; Mitchell, E; Johnson, H; Rossney, A; Humphreys, H; Glynn, G; Burd, M; Doyle, D; McDonnell, R
Affiliation:
Health Information Unit, Department of Public Health, Eastern Regional Health Authority, Dr Steeven's Hospital, 8, Dublin, Ireland. patriciamcdonald@eircom.net.ie
Citation:
Epidemiology of MRSA: the North/South study of MRSA in Ireland 1999. J. Hosp. Infect. 2003, 54 (2):130-4
Journal:
The Journal of hospital infection
Issue Date:
Jun-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324265
PubMed ID:
12818587
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12818587
Abstract:
The North/South Study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Ireland, 1999, includes a joint review of the epidemiology of MRSA across both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. Data were gathered on all MRSA cases identified in laboratories in Northern Ireland (the North) and in the Republic of Ireland (the South) over a two-week period. The prevalence rate per 100000 population was 11.4 in the North and 14.0 in the South, with a marked variation across geographical regions. MRSA cases were located throughout hospitals and the community, were slightly more common in males than females, and occurred in all age groups, especially in the elderly. The majority of cases were inpatients in acute hospitals and were distributed across all types of wards. Most cases were colonized with MRSA but 5% of cases in the North and 10% in the South had invasive infection. Invasive infection was associated with intravascular lines and invasive procedures/surgery. Continuous surveillance is recommended to monitor the epidemiology of MRSA and the effectiveness of control measures.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The North/South Study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Ireland, 1999, includes a joint review of the epidemiology of MRSA across both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. Data were gathered on all MRSA cases identified in laboratories in Northern Ireland (the North) and in the Republic of Ireland (the South) over a two-week period. The prevalence rate per 100000 population was 11.4 in the North and 14.0 in the South, with a marked variation across geographical regions. MRSA cases were located throughout hospitals and the community, were slightly more common in males than females, and occurred in all age groups, especially in the elderly. The majority of cases were inpatients in acute hospitals and were distributed across all types of wards. Most cases were colonized with MRSA but 5% of cases in the North and 10% in the South had invasive infection. Invasive infection was associated with intravascular lines and invasive procedures/surgery. Continuous surveillance is recommended to monitor the epidemiology of MRSA and the effectiveness of control measures.
Keywords:
INFECTION CONTROL; HOSPITAL
Local subject classification:
METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS; HEALTHCARE-ACQUIRED INFECTION
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Age Distribution; Aged; Child; Child, Preschool; Cross Infection; Disease Outbreaks; Female; Humans; Incidence; Infant; Infection Control; Ireland; Male; Methicillin Resistance; Middle Aged; Northern Ireland; Population Surveillance; Prevalence; Prospective Studies; Residence Characteristics; Sex Distribution; Staphylococcal Infections; Staphylococcus aureus
ISSN:
0195-6701

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRossney, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHumphreys, Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGlynn, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBurd, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, Ren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-05T15:11:06Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-05T15:11:06Z-
dc.date.issued2003-06-
dc.identifier.citationEpidemiology of MRSA: the North/South study of MRSA in Ireland 1999. J. Hosp. Infect. 2003, 54 (2):130-4en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0195-6701-
dc.identifier.pmid12818587-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324265-
dc.descriptionThe North/South Study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Ireland, 1999, includes a joint review of the epidemiology of MRSA across both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. Data were gathered on all MRSA cases identified in laboratories in Northern Ireland (the North) and in the Republic of Ireland (the South) over a two-week period. The prevalence rate per 100000 population was 11.4 in the North and 14.0 in the South, with a marked variation across geographical regions. MRSA cases were located throughout hospitals and the community, were slightly more common in males than females, and occurred in all age groups, especially in the elderly. The majority of cases were inpatients in acute hospitals and were distributed across all types of wards. Most cases were colonized with MRSA but 5% of cases in the North and 10% in the South had invasive infection. Invasive infection was associated with intravascular lines and invasive procedures/surgery. Continuous surveillance is recommended to monitor the epidemiology of MRSA and the effectiveness of control measures.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe North/South Study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Ireland, 1999, includes a joint review of the epidemiology of MRSA across both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. Data were gathered on all MRSA cases identified in laboratories in Northern Ireland (the North) and in the Republic of Ireland (the South) over a two-week period. The prevalence rate per 100000 population was 11.4 in the North and 14.0 in the South, with a marked variation across geographical regions. MRSA cases were located throughout hospitals and the community, were slightly more common in males than females, and occurred in all age groups, especially in the elderly. The majority of cases were inpatients in acute hospitals and were distributed across all types of wards. Most cases were colonized with MRSA but 5% of cases in the North and 10% in the South had invasive infection. Invasive infection was associated with intravascular lines and invasive procedures/surgery. Continuous surveillance is recommended to monitor the epidemiology of MRSA and the effectiveness of control measures.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12818587en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Journal of hospital infectionen_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAge Distribution-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshCross Infection-
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaks-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIncidence-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshInfection Control-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMethicillin Resistance-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNorthern Ireland-
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillance-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.subject.meshResidence Characteristics-
dc.subject.meshSex Distribution-
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcal Infections-
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcus aureus-
dc.subject.otherMETHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUSen_GB
dc.subject.otherHEALTHCARE-ACQUIRED INFECTIONen_GB
dc.titleEpidemiology of MRSA: the North/South study of MRSA in Ireland 1999.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Information Unit, Department of Public Health, Eastern Regional Health Authority, Dr Steeven's Hospital, 8, Dublin, Ireland. patriciamcdonald@eircom.net.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of hospital infectionen_GB

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