Antimicrobial Susceptibilities of Health Care-Associated and Community-Associated Strains of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Hospitalized Patients in Canada, 1995 to 2008 Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We determined the in vitro antimicrobial susceptibilities of 7,942 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates obtained from patients hospitalized in 48 Canadian hospitals from 1995 to 2008. Regional variations in susceptibilities were identified. The dissemination of community-associated strains in Canada appears to have contributed to increased susceptibility of MRSA to several non-beta-lactam antimicrobial agents in the past decade. Reduced susceptibility to glycopeptides was not identified.

authors

  • Simor, AE
  • Louie, L
  • Watt, C
  • Gravel, D
  • Mulvey, MR
  • Campbell, J
  • McGeer, A
  • Bryce, E
  • Loeb, Mark
  • Matlow, A

publication date

  • May 1, 2010