October 21, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Data presented at IDWeek 2014 suggest soft tissue infections are the main source in community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus blood stream infections, whereas central catheters are the main source of hospital-acquired cases.
Researchers from the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Canada examined the records of patients with a blood culture positive for S. aureus from 2010-2012 (n=342). The mean age of the patients was 60.6 years, and 69.3% were male. ICU admission was required for 43.5%, while 57.8% were admitted to medical services.