Analysis of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Obtained Through the Emergency Department in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Vancouver Canada From 2001-2005
To analyze microbiological data from MRSA samples obtained through the emergency department from 2001-2005. There is a strong clinical suspicion that we are now seeing an outbreak of a new strain of MRSA and we plan to better characterize the Vancouver population and complete a chart review to assess specific associated factors.
Pulse field gel electrophoresis, SCC mec typing, antibiotic susceptibilities, presence of the Panton-Valentine Leukocidin gene will be carried out. Clinical manifestations and associated factors will be assessed via chart review. These include: recent antibiotic use, recent hospitalization, IV drug use, HIV status, number of co-morbidities identified, presence of soft tissue abscess, post operative status, presence of bacteremia, residence in Vancouver's downtown eastside (an area of particularly low socioeconomic status).
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Infection With MRSA Bacteria
Vancouver General Hospital
Active, not recruiting
University of British Columbia
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00247858
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
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