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Article: Risk factors for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in Hong Kong
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TitleRisk factors for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in Hong Kong
 
AuthorsLeung, YH2
Lai, RWM3
Chan, ACW2
Lo, JYC2
Ho, PL1
Wong, MMH2
Chuang, SK2
Tsang, THF2
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jinf
 
CitationJournal of Infection, 2012, v. 64 n. 5, p. 494-499 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2012.02.009
 
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.
 
ISSN0163-4453
2013 Impact Factor: 4.017
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.738
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2012.02.009
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000303000400004
 
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, YH
 
dc.contributor.authorLai, RWM
 
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.issued2012
 
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.
 
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dc.identifier.citationJournal of Infection, 2012, v. 64 n. 5, p. 494-499 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2012.02.009
 
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2012.02.009
 
dc.identifier.epage499
 
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000303000400004
 
dc.identifier.issn0163-4453
2013 Impact Factor: 4.017
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.738
 
dc.identifier.issue5
 
dc.identifier.pmid22366206
 
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dc.identifier.volume64
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jinf
 
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
 
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Infection
 
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 Kong
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Centre for Health Protection
  3. Prince of Wales Hospital Hong Kong