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postgraduate thesis: MRSA bloodstream infection and the efficacy of an infection control program in a local Hong Kong hospital

TitleMRSA bloodstream infection and the efficacy of an infection control program in a local Hong Kong hospital
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
AbstractObjective. (1) To evaluate the efficacy of enhanced infection control measures against hospital acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia in a local hospital. (2) To determine the demographic characteristics of patients with MRSA bacteremia and identify possible sources of infection. Setting. A 720?bed community hospital in Hong Kong. Methods. Cases with MRSA bacteremias were retrospectively analyzed between January 2009 and December 2011. Isolates were identified by hospital microbiology laboratory and the discharge summaries of patients with positive MRSA blood cultures were reviewed. The rates of MRSA bacteremia before and after infection control measures were compared. Results. A significant reduction of hospital acquired MRSA bacteremia was observed after the infection control program. The major sources of bacteremia were bone/skin/soft tissue infections, respiratory tract and urinary tract despite a large proportion of cases had an unknown source. There was no significant difference in the source of bacteremia for hospital and community acquired cases. Mortality was significantly higher for cases with hospital acquired bacteremia. Conclusions. Implementation of an enhanced infection control program effectively decreased the rate of hospital acquired MRSA bacteremia.
DescriptionThesis (P. Dip.)--University of Hong Kong, 2012.
"This work is submitted to Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases, PDipID (HK)."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 15).
DegreePostgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases
SubjectStaphylococcus aureus infections -- China -- Hong Kong.
Methicillin resistance -- China -- Hong Kong.
Nosocomial infections -- China -- Hong Kong -- Prevention.
Dept/ProgramMicrobiology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173744

 

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dc.contributor.authorTse, Yin-fungen_HK
dc.contributor.author謝彥丰zh_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T02:50:34Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-01T02:50:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173744-
dc.descriptionThesis (P. Dip.)--University of Hong Kong, 2012.en_US
dc.description"This work is submitted to Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases, PDipID (HK)."en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 15).en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective. (1) To evaluate the efficacy of enhanced infection control measures against hospital acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia in a local hospital. (2) To determine the demographic characteristics of patients with MRSA bacteremia and identify possible sources of infection. Setting. A 720?bed community hospital in Hong Kong. Methods. Cases with MRSA bacteremias were retrospectively analyzed between January 2009 and December 2011. Isolates were identified by hospital microbiology laboratory and the discharge summaries of patients with positive MRSA blood cultures were reviewed. The rates of MRSA bacteremia before and after infection control measures were compared. Results. A significant reduction of hospital acquired MRSA bacteremia was observed after the infection control program. The major sources of bacteremia were bone/skin/soft tissue infections, respiratory tract and urinary tract despite a large proportion of cases had an unknown source. There was no significant difference in the source of bacteremia for hospital and community acquired cases. Mortality was significantly higher for cases with hospital acquired bacteremia. Conclusions. Implementation of an enhanced infection control program effectively decreased the rate of hospital acquired MRSA bacteremia.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.subject.lcshStaphylococcus aureus infections -- China -- Hong Kong.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMethicillin resistance -- China -- Hong Kong.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNosocomial infections -- China -- Hong Kong -- Prevention.en_US
dc.titleMRSA bloodstream infection and the efficacy of an infection control program in a local Hong Kong hospitalen_HK
dc.typePG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb4832064en_US
dc.description.thesisnamePostgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseasesen_US
dc.description.thesislevelPostgraduate diplomaen_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineMicrobiologyen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US

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