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dc.contributor.authorMc Donald, P
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, E
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, H
dc.contributor.authorRossney, A
dc.contributor.authorHumphreys, H
dc.contributor.authorGlynn, G
dc.contributor.authorBurd, M
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, D
dc.contributor.authorMc Donnell, R
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-06T08:58:01Z
dc.date.available2014-08-06T08:58:01Z
dc.date.issued2002-12
dc.identifier.citationMcDonald P et al. MRSA bacteraemia: North/South study of MRSA in Ireland 1999. J. Hosp. Infect. 2002, 52 (4):288-91en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0195-6701
dc.identifier.pmid12473474
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324292
dc.descriptionRetrospective aggregate data on all Staphylococcus aureus isolates recovered from blood cultures during 1998 were collected in both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland (North) and the Republic of Ireland (South), as part of the North/South Study of MRSA in Ireland 1999. A postal questionnaire was used to gather the data, and all diagnostic microbiology laboratories in the North and 98% of laboratories in the South participated. S. aureus bacteraemia occurred at rates of 20.4 per 100,000 population in the North and 24.5 per 100,000 in the South (missing data from one laboratory). In the North, 22% of patients who had blood cultures positive for S. aureus had methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and 25% of S. aureus isolates were MRSA (some patients had more than one isolate). In the South, 31% of patients who had blood cultures positive for S. aureus had MRSA and 36% of S. aureus isolates were MRSA. There was a marked variation in rates between different regions. The percentage of patients with blood cultures positive for S. aureus that had MRSA was considerably lower in the North (22%) than in the South (31%), and in both jurisdictions was lower than that found in England and Wales in 1999 (37%). It is recommended that data on S. aureus bacteraemia and methicillin-resistance rates (already available in many laboratories) are gathered at regional and national level for the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance.en_GB
dc.description.abstractRetrospective aggregate data on all Staphylococcus aureus isolates recovered from blood cultures during 1998 were collected in both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland (North) and the Republic of Ireland (South), as part of the North/South Study of MRSA in Ireland 1999. A postal questionnaire was used to gather the data, and all diagnostic microbiology laboratories in the North and 98% of laboratories in the South participated. S. aureus bacteraemia occurred at rates of 20.4 per 100,000 population in the North and 24.5 per 100,000 in the South (missing data from one laboratory). In the North, 22% of patients who had blood cultures positive for S. aureus had methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and 25% of S. aureus isolates were MRSA (some patients had more than one isolate). In the South, 31% of patients who had blood cultures positive for S. aureus had MRSA and 36% of S. aureus isolates were MRSA. There was a marked variation in rates between different regions. The percentage of patients with blood cultures positive for S. aureus that had MRSA was considerably lower in the North (22%) than in the South (31%), and in both jurisdictions was lower than that found in England and Wales in 1999 (37%). It is recommended that data on S. aureus bacteraemia and methicillin-resistance rates (already available in many laboratories) are gathered at regional and national level for the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12473474en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Journal of hospital infectionen_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subject.meshBacteremia
dc.subject.meshCross Infection
dc.subject.meshData Collection
dc.subject.meshEngland
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshIncidence
dc.subject.meshInfection Control
dc.subject.meshIreland
dc.subject.meshLaboratories
dc.subject.meshMethicillin Resistance
dc.subject.meshMicrobial Sensitivity Tests
dc.subject.meshNorthern Ireland
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillance
dc.subject.meshPrevalence
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires
dc.subject.meshResidence Characteristics
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcal Infections
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcus aureus
dc.subject.meshWales
dc.subject.otherHEALTHCARE-ACQUIRED INFECTIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherMETHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUSen_GB
dc.titleMRSA bacteraemia: 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, Dublin, Ireland. patriciamcdonald@eircom.neten_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of hospital infectionen_GB
html.description.abstractRetrospective aggregate data on all Staphylococcus aureus isolates recovered from blood cultures during 1998 were collected in both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland (North) and the Republic of Ireland (South), as part of the North/South Study of MRSA in Ireland 1999. A postal questionnaire was used to gather the data, and all diagnostic microbiology laboratories in the North and 98% of laboratories in the South participated. S. aureus bacteraemia occurred at rates of 20.4 per 100,000 population in the North and 24.5 per 100,000 in the South (missing data from one laboratory). In the North, 22% of patients who had blood cultures positive for S. aureus had methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and 25% of S. aureus isolates were MRSA (some patients had more than one isolate). In the South, 31% of patients who had blood cultures positive for S. aureus had MRSA and 36% of S. aureus isolates were MRSA. There was a marked variation in rates between different regions. The percentage of patients with blood cultures positive for S. aureus that had MRSA was considerably lower in the North (22%) than in the South (31%), and in both jurisdictions was lower than that found in England and Wales in 1999 (37%). It is recommended that data on S. aureus bacteraemia and methicillin-resistance rates (already available in many laboratories) are gathered at regional and national level for the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance.


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