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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in HIV patients: Risk factors associated with colonization and/or infection and methods for characterization of isolates – a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in Clinics, December 2014
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Title
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in HIV patients: Risk factors associated with colonization and/or infection and methods for characterization of isolates – a systematic review
Published in
Clinics, December 2014
DOI 10.6061/clinics/2014(11)11
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Authors

DC Ferreira, GR da Silva, FS Cavalcante, FL do Carmo, LA Fernandes, S Moreira, MR Passos, AP Colombo, KR Santos

Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus is an important cause of infections and HIV-infected individuals are frequently susceptible to this pathogen. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review to identify both the risk factors associated with colonization/infection by methicillin-resistant S. aureus in HIV patients and the methods used for characterization of isolates. An electronic search of articles published between January 2001 and December 2013 was first conducted. Among 116 studies categorized as being at a quality level of A, B or C, only 9 studies were considered to have high methodological quality (level A). The majority of these studies were retrospective (4/9 studies). The risk factors associated with colonization/infection by S. aureus were use of antimicrobials (4/9 studies), previous hospitalization (4/9 studies) and low CD4+ T lymphocyte counts (<200 cells/μl) (3/9 studies). Culture in mannitol salt agar (3/9 studies) and the latex agglutination test (5/9 studies) were the main methods used for bacterial phenotypic identification. Genotypic profiles were accessed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (6/9 studies) and USA300 was the most prevalent lineage (5/9 studies). Most isolates were resistant to erythromycin (3/9 studies) and susceptible to vancomycin (4/9 studies). Ultimately, use of antimicrobials and previous hospitalization were the main risk factors for colonization/infection by methicillin-resistant S. aureus in HIV-infected individuals. However, the numbers of evaluated patients, the exclusion and inclusion criteria and the characterization of the S. aureus isolates were not uniform, which made it difficult to establish the characteristics associated with HIV patients who are colonized/infected by S. aureus.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 57 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 12%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Researcher 6 10%
Student > Postgraduate 5 9%
Other 11 19%
Unknown 11 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 14 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 May 2015.
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#7,800,481
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Outputs from Clinics
#221
of 474 outputs
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#119,661
of 299,888 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinics
#3
of 7 outputs
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