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Incidence, prevalence, and management of MRSA bacteremia across patient populations—a review of recent developments in MRSA management and treatment

Overview of attention for article published in Critical Care, August 2017
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17 news outlets
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1 blog
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53 tweeters
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4 Facebook pages

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Title
Incidence, prevalence, and management of MRSA bacteremia across patient populations—a review of recent developments in MRSA management and treatment
Published in
Critical Care, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13054-017-1801-3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ali Hassoun, Peter K. Linden, Bruce Friedman

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is still a major global healthcare problem. Of concern is S. aureus bacteremia, which exhibits high rates of morbidity and mortality and can cause metastatic or complicated infections such as infective endocarditis or sepsis. MRSA is responsible for most global S. aureus bacteremia cases, and compared with methicillin-sensitive S. aureus, MRSA infection is associated with poorer clinical outcomes. S. aureus virulence is affected by the unique combination of toxin and immune-modulatory gene products, which may differ by geographic location and healthcare- or community-associated acquisition. Management of S. aureus bacteremia involves timely identification of the infecting strain and source of infection, proper choice of antibiotic treatment, and robust prevention strategies. Resistance and nonsusceptibility to first-line antimicrobials combined with a lack of equally effective alternatives complicates MRSA bacteremia treatment. This review describes trends in epidemiology and factors that influence the incidence of MRSA bacteremia. Current and developing diagnostic tools, treatments, and prevention strategies are also discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 902 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 216 24%
Student > Master 116 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 68 8%
Student > Postgraduate 44 5%
Other 43 5%
Other 135 15%
Unknown 280 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 163 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 130 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 105 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 56 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 5%
Other 96 11%
Unknown 303 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 160. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 October 2021.
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#194,194
of 21,747,565 outputs
Outputs from Critical Care
#86
of 5,872 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,937
of 289,767 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Critical Care
#1
of 37 outputs
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