- •Persistently circulating MRSA clone in NICU.
- •Risk factors for MRSA colonization, independent of length of stay & gestational age.
- •Colonization pressure, lower ATP pass rate are associated with acquisition of colonization.
- •Higher acuity of care is also associated with acquisition of colonization.
- •In a multivariable model, only colonization pressure was significantly associated.
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Conflicts of interest: Drs. Balamohan, Beachy and Rubin and Nina Kohn do not have any conflicts of interest.
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