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Title: Managing skin and soft-tissue infection and nosocomial pneumonia caused by MRSA: a 2014 follow-up survey
Authors: Dryden, Matthew
Andrasevic, Arjana Tambic
Bassetti, Matteo
Bouza, Emilio
Chastre, Jean
Baguneid, Mo
Esposito, Silvano
Giamarellou, Helen
Gyssens, Inge
Nathwani, Dilip
Unal, Serhat
Voss, Andreas
Wilcox, Mark
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: As a follow-up to our 2009 survey, in order to explore opinion and practice on the epidemiology and management of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Europe, we conducted a second survey to elicit current opinions on this topic, particularly around antibiotic choice, dose, duration and route of administration. We also aimed to further understand how the management of MRSA has evolved in Europe during the past 5 years. Members of an expert panel of infectious diseases specialists convened in London (UK) in January 2014 to identify and discuss key issues in the management of MRSA. Following this meeting, a survey was developed comprising 36 questions covering a wide range of topics on MRSA complicated skin and soft-tissue infection and nosocomial pneumonia management. The survey instrument, a web-based questionnaire, was sent to the International Society of Chemotherapy for distribution to registered European infection societies and their members. This article reports the survey results from the European respondents. At the time of the original survey, the epidemiology of MRSA varied significantly across Europe and there were differing views on best practice. The current findings suggest that the epidemiology of healthcare-associated MRSA in Europe is, if anything, even more polarised, whilst community-acquired MRSA has become much more common. However, there now appears to be a much greater knowledge of current treatment/management options, and antimicrobial stewardship has moved forward considerably in the 5 years since the last survey. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. and the International Society of Chemotherapy. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Dryden, Matthew] Royal Hampshire Cty Hosp, Dept Microbiol & Communicable Dis, Winchester SO22 5DG, Hants, England. [Andrasevic, Arjana Tambic] Univ Hosp Infect Dis, Dept Clin Microbiol, Zagreb, Croatia. [Bassetti, Matteo] Santa Maria della Misericordia Univ Hosp, Udine, Italy. [Bouza, Emilio] Univ Madrid, Div Clin Microbiol & Infect Dis, Hosp Gen Univ Gregorio Maranon, Madrid 3, Spain. [Chastre, Jean] Grp Hosp Pitie Salpetriere, Inst Cardiol, Serv Reanimat Med, F-75634 Paris, France. [Chastre, Jean] Univ Paris 06, AP HP, Paris, France. [Baguneid, Mo] Univ Salford, Univ Hosp South Manchester NHS Fdn Trust, Manchester, Lancs, England. [Esposito, Silvano] Univ Salerno, Dept Infect Dis, I-84100 Salerno, Italy. [Giamarellou, Helen] Hygeia Gen Hosp, Dept Internal Med 6, Athens, Greece. [Gyssens, Inge] Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Med Ctr, Dept Med, NL-6525 ED Nijmegen, Netherlands. [Gyssens, Inge] Canisius Wilhelmina Hosp, Nijmegen, Netherlands. [Gyssens, Inge] Hasselt Univ, Hasselt, Belgium. [Nathwani, Dilip] Univ Dundee, Ninewells Hosp & Med Sch, Infect Unit, Dundee DD1 9SY, Scotland. [Unal, Serhat] Hacettepe Univ, Fac Med, Dept Infect Dis, TR-06100 Ankara, Turkey. [Voss, Andreas] Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Med Ctr, Dept Med Microbiol, NL-6525 ED Nijmegen, Netherlands. [Wilcox, Mark] Leeds Teaching Hosp, Dept Microbiol, Old Med Sch, Leeds, W Yorkshire, England.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/19685
ISI #: 000360704200001
ISSN: 0924-8579
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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