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REDUCE MRSA: From Novel Idea to 74,000 Patients


Author – John Jernigan, MD, MS Director of CDC’s Office of Prevention Research and Evaluation and head of CDC’s Prevention Epicenters Program. I am excited to announce the results of the REDUCE MRSA study which evaluated three current strategies for preventing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA) among adult critical care patients. This study – one Read More >

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Making Infection Prevention “Simple”


Guest Author – Susan Huang, M.D., M.P.H Lead author of the REDUCE MRSA study Associate Professor, UC Irvine School of Medicine Medical Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, UC Irvine Health For years, we have searched for new strategies to turn the tide against antibiotic-resistant pathogens in healthcare facilities. In particular, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or Read More >

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What People Are Saying About the REDUCE MRSA Trial


The REDUCE MRSA trial was published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine and took place in two stages from 2009-2011. A multidisciplinary team from the University of California, Irvine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) carried out the study. The study Read More >

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Preventing MRSA in healthcare – Is there a silver bullet? (Part 1 of 3)

Author: John Jernigan, M.D Director for CDC’s Office of HAI Prevention Research and Evaluation, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion The optimal approach to controlling MRSA in healthcare facilities has been a topic of ongoing controversy. Of particular interest is the question of whether the use of active detection and isolation of patients colonized with MRSA, Read More >

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Preventing MRSA in healthcare – Is there a silver bullet? (Part 2 of 3)

Author: Martin Evans, MD Director of the VHA MRSA/MDRO Program MRSA hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) cause increased suffering, the need for increased procedures, treatments, and time in the hospital, and sometimes an increased risk of death among patients. Beginning in 2002, staff working at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare system successfully brought down MRSA HAIs using a Read More >

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