Incidence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Carriage Rates in Resident Physicians
One hundred new residents will be recruited prior to the start of residency and followed prospectively for a year. Monthly nasal swabs will be performed to identify colonization with methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).The proportion of study subjects colonized with MRSA at the end of 1 year will be calculated.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||The Incidence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Nasal Carriage Among Resident Physicians|
- To detect an increase in MRSA nasal carriage rate among newly appointed residents after 1 year of regular patient contact. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Newly recruited resident physicians will be monitored for a year with nasal swabs monthly.
This is a prospective observational study looking at the incidence of MRSA colonization. New residents will be monitored every month with nasal swabs.We would like to elucidate factors responsible for MRSA colonization in healthcare workers.We would like to see if health care workers who are colonized spontaneously cleared MRSA and if there was any factors involved.
Nasal swabs will be plated on the spot by trained individuals and the plates then incubated for 48 hours. Plates will be read by microbiologist after incubation.
|United States, Oklahoma|
|Oklahoma University health science center|
|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104|
|Principal Investigator:||Gary T Kinasewitz, MD||University of Oklahoma|