Proposal for common Nordic epidemiological terms and definitions for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

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Title:
Proposal for common Nordic epidemiological terms and definitions for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Authors:
Skov, Robert; Gudlaugsson, Olafur; Hardardottir, Hjordis; Harthug, Stig; Jakobsen, Trond; Kolmos, Hans Jørn; Olsson-Liljequist, Barbro; Peltonen, Reijo; Tveten, Yngvar; Vuopio-Varkila, Jaana; Ahrén, Christina
Citation:
Scand. J. Infect. Dis. 2008, 40(6-7):495-502
Issue Date:
2008
Abstract:
The recent increase in the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in all the Nordic countries prompted the Scandinavian Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (SSAC) to create the 'SSAC Working Party on MRSA' with the objective to identify methods to keep the invasive MRSA infections in the Nordic countries below 1%. The lack of common definitions was recognized as a major obstacle for a joint Nordic effort to combat MRSA. The aim of this publication is to present proposals for epidemiological definitions of individual cases, for how to report MRSA frequency per country, and for communication of MRSA strain characteristics between the countries.
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dc.contributor.authorSkov, Robert-
dc.contributor.authorGudlaugsson, Olafur-
dc.contributor.authorHardardottir, Hjordis-
dc.contributor.authorHarthug, Stig-
dc.contributor.authorJakobsen, Trond-
dc.contributor.authorKolmos, Hans Jørn-
dc.contributor.authorOlsson-Liljequist, Barbro-
dc.contributor.authorPeltonen, Reijo-
dc.contributor.authorTveten, Yngvar-
dc.contributor.authorVuopio-Varkila, Jaana-
dc.contributor.authorAhrén, Christina-
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-15T09:23:04Z-
dc.date.available2008-12-15T09:23:04Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.date.submitted2008-12-15-
dc.identifier.citationScand. J. Infect. Dis. 2008, 40(6-7):495-502en
dc.identifier.issn0036-5548-
dc.identifier.pmid18584537-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00365540701864658-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/42334-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractThe recent increase in the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in all the Nordic countries prompted the Scandinavian Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (SSAC) to create the 'SSAC Working Party on MRSA' with the objective to identify methods to keep the invasive MRSA infections in the Nordic countries below 1%. The lack of common definitions was recognized as a major obstacle for a joint Nordic effort to combat MRSA. The aim of this publication is to present proposals for epidemiological definitions of individual cases, for how to report MRSA frequency per country, and for communication of MRSA strain characteristics between the countries.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00365540701864658en
dc.subject.meshCommunicable Disease Controlen
dc.subject.meshEpidemiologic Methodsen
dc.subject.meshEuropeen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMethicillin Resistanceen
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcal Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcus aureusen
dc.titleProposal for common Nordic epidemiological terms and definitions for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentStatens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark. rsk@ssi.dken
dc.identifier.journalScandinavian journal of infectious diseasesen

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