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“MRSA" Article-"Klein, E., Smith, D. L., Laxminarayan, R. (2007). Hospitalizations and Deaths Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, United States, 1999- 2005. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13(12), 1840- 1846". Introduction Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization, results in severe infections in humans.
MRSA is a nuisance in hospital for the patients with open wounds or on invasive devices and bothersome for immunocompromised patients. The study reports MRSA to be the major cause of illness and mortality in the hospitalized patients and thereby enhances the burden of hospitalization cost. The research reports the mortality associated with MRSA between 1999- 2005. However, the article does not report the variation of cases in different hospitals to highlight the need of intervention required in a particular hospital to rule out the cause and take steps to eradicate MRSA as done in the study carried out by Hardy et al, (2007). The article considered evidence based research to highlight allocated resources to deal with MRSA and emphasize on the decision of policy makers to adopt control measures, but the article does not state the control measures to be adopted in different hospital settings to check spread of nosocomial spread of MRSA. On the other hand the study carried out by Hardy et al, (2007) specify the microbiological identification of patients followed by the isolation of such cases to prevent cross-infection together with application of mupirocin and skin disinfectant in order to remove the chances of any carriage. ...
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