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Article: Risk factors for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in Hong Kong

TitleRisk factors for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jinf
Citation
Journal of Infection, 2012, v. 64 n. 5, p. 494-499 How to Cite?
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: The risk factors for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection were not well understood. The objective of this study was to identify risk factors associated with CA-MRSA infection in Hong Kong. METHODS: We carried out a matched case control study. Cases and controls were recruited from 14 acute public hospitals in Hong Kong. One control was individually matched to one case based on sex, age, admission date and ward location. We interviewed each case and control by telephone using a standard questionnaire. We used a conditional logistic regression model for multivariate analysis. RESULTS: We successfully recruited 127 pairs of matched case and control. We found that sharing of personal items with other persons had a higher risk of CA-MRSA infection (Adjusted matched odds ratio [aOR]: 4.71, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.43-15.59). On the other hand, patients who had frequent hand washing practice (aOR: 0.21, 95%CI 0.06-0.72) and those who reported history of acne (aOR: 0.12, 95%CI 0.02-0.74) had a lower risk of CA-MRSA infection. CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that sharing of personal items with other persons is a risk factor for CA-MRSA infection while frequent hand washing is a protective factor against the infection.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164404
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2013 Impact Factor: 4.017
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.738
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, YHen_US
dc.contributor.authorLai, RWMen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, ACW-
dc.contributor.authorLo, JYC-
dc.contributor.authorHo, PL-
dc.contributor.authorWong, MMH-
dc.contributor.authorChuang, SK-
dc.contributor.authorTsang, THF-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T07:59:05Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T07:59:05Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Infection, 2012, v. 64 n. 5, p. 494-499en_US
dc.identifier.issn0163-4453-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164404-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: The risk factors for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection were not well understood. The objective of this study was to identify risk factors associated with CA-MRSA infection in Hong Kong. METHODS: We carried out a matched case control study. Cases and controls were recruited from 14 acute public hospitals in Hong Kong. One control was individually matched to one case based on sex, age, admission date and ward location. We interviewed each case and control by telephone using a standard questionnaire. We used a conditional logistic regression model for multivariate analysis. RESULTS: We successfully recruited 127 pairs of matched case and control. We found that sharing of personal items with other persons had a higher risk of CA-MRSA infection (Adjusted matched odds ratio [aOR]: 4.71, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.43-15.59). On the other hand, patients who had frequent hand washing practice (aOR: 0.21, 95%CI 0.06-0.72) and those who reported history of acne (aOR: 0.12, 95%CI 0.02-0.74) had a lower risk of CA-MRSA infection. CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that sharing of personal items with other persons is a risk factor for CA-MRSA infection while frequent hand washing is a protective factor against the infection.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jinfen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Infectionen_US
dc.subject.meshCommunity-Acquired Infections - epidemiology - microbiology-
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Microbiology-
dc.subject.meshHand Disinfection-
dc.subject.meshMethicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus - isolation and purification-
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcal Infections - epidemiology - microbiology-
dc.titleRisk factors for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHo, PL: plho@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityHo, PL=rp00406en_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jinf.2012.02.009-
dc.identifier.pmid22366206-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84859848494-
dc.identifier.hkuros209781en_US
dc.identifier.volume64en_US
dc.identifier.issue5en_US
dc.identifier.spage494en_US
dc.identifier.epage499en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000303000400004-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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