Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates collected in 2005 and 2006 from patients with invasive disease: a population-based analysisBrandi Limbago
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
J Clin Microbiol 47:1344-51. 2009..6%), in addition to beta-lactam agents. This collection provides a reference collection of MRSA isolates associated with invasive disease, collected in 2005 and 2006 in the United States, for future comparison and ongoing studies...
- Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens associated with healthcare-associated infections: summary of data reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009-2010Dawn M Sievert
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1-14. 2013..To describe antimicrobial resistance patterns for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) during 2009-2010...
- Complete restriction of fluoroquinolone use to control an outbreak of Clostridium difficile infection at a community hospitalAlexander J Kallen
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:264-72. 2009....
- Development of a consensus method for culture of Clostridium difficile from meat and its use in a survey of U.S. retail meatsBrandi Limbago
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, 1600 Clifton Rd N E, MS C16, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
Food Microbiol 32:448-51. 2012..Retail meat products (N = 1755) were cultured for C. difficile over 12 months during 2010-2011 at 9 U.S. FoodNet sites. No C. difficile was recovered, although other clostridia were isolated...
- Prevalence of beta-lactam nonsusceptible Gram-negative bacilli and use and interpretation of current susceptibility breakpoints: a survey of infectious disease physiciansAlexander J Kallen
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 71:316-9. 2011..Many reported encountering resistant Enterobacteriaceae; respondents generally favored a more conservative interpretation of antimicrobial susceptibility results...
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization of the groin and risk for clinical infection among HIV-infected adultsPhilip J Peters
Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 19:623-9. 2013..8) and a history of MRSA infection (adjusted risk ratio 3.1). MRSA prevention strategies that can effectively prevent or eliminate groin colonization are likely necessary to reduce clinical infections in this population...
- Comparison of seven techniques for typing international epidemic strains of Clostridium difficile: restriction endonuclease analysis, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, PCR-ribotyping, multilocus sequence typing, multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat anGeorge Killgore
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
J Clin Microbiol 46:431-7. 2008..All techniques appear to be capable of detecting outbreak strains, but only REA and MLVA showed sufficient discrimination to distinguish strains from different outbreaks...
- Clostridium difficile in food and domestic animals: a new foodborne pathogen?L Hannah Gould
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Clin Infect Dis 51:577-82. 2010..This review summarizes the available data on C. difficile in animals and food and discusses the potential for foodborne transmission of this pathogen...