15/09/09

Enhanced surveillance of MRSA bacteraemia in patients in established renal failure

All NHS Trusts in England are required by the Department of Health to report every episode of MRSA bacteraemia. These data are entered onto a web-based data capture system managed by the Health Protection Agency and Trusts rate of MRSA bacteraemia reported every quarter.

All NHS Trusts in England are required by the Department of Health to report every episode of MRSA bacteraemia. These data are entered onto a web-based data capture system managed by the Health Protection Agency and Trusts rate of MRSA bacteraemia reported every quarter.

http://www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAwebFile/HPAweb_C/1229502457803

A significant proportion of these MRSA bacteraemias occur in patients receiving dialysis. For this reason, in 2007 the facility to capture additional data on those patients with MRSA bacteraemia and in established renal failure was added to the system for reporting MRSA bacteraemia.

http://www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAwebFile/HPAweb_C/1194947399620

In the first year of this enhanced surveillance 188 MRSA bacteraemia were reported in patients in established renal failure (ERF) and the data was analysed and reported in conjunction with the UK Renal Registry.

http://www.online.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Doi=210001

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