Universal screening and decolonization for control of MRSA in nursing homes: follow-up of a cluster randomized controlled trial.

TitleUniversal screening and decolonization for control of MRSA in nursing homes: follow-up of a cluster randomized controlled trial.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsHéquet, D, Rousson, V, Blanc, DS, Büla, C, Qalla-Widmer, L, Masserey, E, Zanetti, G, Petignat, C
JournalThe Journal of hospital infection
Volume96
Issue1
Pagination69-71
Date Published05/2017
DOI10.1016/j.jhin.2017.03.019
ISSN1532-2939
KeywordsCarrier State/epidemiology, Cross Infection/diagnosis, Cross Infection/epidemiology, Cross Infection/prevention & control, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Infection Control/methods, Long-term care facilities, Mass Screening/methods, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus/growth & development, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus/isolation & purification, MRSA, Nursing Homes/statistics & numerical data, Prevalence, Staphylococcal Infections/diagnosis, Staphylococcal Infections/epidemiology, Staphylococcal Infections/prevention & control, Switzerland/epidemiology
Abstract

In 2010-11, a trial conducted in nursing homes showed no benefit of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) universal screening and decolonization over standard precautions to reduce the prevalence of MRSA carriage. Accordingly, no routine screening was performed from 2012. A five-year follow-up shows no new evidence supporting the intervention. Recommendations issued after trial (no screening and decolonization of MRSA residents) were retained.

Alternate URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28412178?dopt=Abstract

First publication date (online)

03/2017

WOS ID (UT)

000400397700014

Alternate JournalJ. Hosp. Infect.
Citation Key / SERVAL IDBIB_8CBD24903276
Peer reviewRefereed
PubMed ID28412178

                         

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