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Is Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Colonization Associated with Worse Outcomes in COPD Hospitalizations?

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This was a retrospective cohort study of MRSA colonization in patients hospitalized for COPD exacerbation. Via chart review, 160 patients were deemed eligible for inclusion and screened for colonization; 33% tested positive. These patients were more likely to stay in the hospital longer, require longer courses of antibiotics, develop respiratory failure that required noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) and require intensive care.

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Citation: Narewski ER, Kim V, Marchetti N, Jacobs MR, Criner GJ. Is methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization associated with worse outcomes in COPD hospitalizations? J COPD F. 2015; 2(3): 252-258. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2.3.2014.0147.
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