Journal articles:

Safdar N, Bradley EA. The risk of infection after nasal colonization with Staphylococcus aureus. Am J Med. 2008 Apr;121(4):310-5.

Tolan, R.J., E.P. Baorto. Staphylococcus Aureus Infection. 2009 Retrieved Jan. 29, 2009 from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/971358-overview.

Todar, K. The Normal Bacterial Flora of Humans. In Todar, K. Todars’ Online Textbook of Bacteriology. 2008. Published online at http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/normalflora.html.

Herchline, T. Staphylococcal Infections, 2008. Retrieved Jan. 29, 2009 from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/228816-overview.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MRSA in Healthcare Settings. 2007. Retrieved Feb. 1, 2009 from http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_MRSA_spotlight_2006.html.

Styers, D., D.J. Sheehan, P. Hogan, D.F. Sahm. Laboratory-based surveillance of current antimicrobial resistance patterns and trends among Staphylococcus aureus: 2005 status in the United States. Ann Clin Microb and Antimicrob 2006; 5:2. http://ann-clinmicrob.com/content/5/1/2.

Siegel J.D. E. Rhinehart, M. Jackson, L. Chiarello. Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms In Healthcare Settings. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2006. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/ar/mdro Guideline2006.pdf.

Klevens, R.M., M.A. Morrison J. Nadle, S. Petit, K. Gershman, S. Ray et al. Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in the United States. JAMA 2007;298(15):1763-1771.

Jernigan, J.A., A.L. Pullen, L. Flowers, M. Bell, W.R. Jarvis. Prevalence of and risk factors for colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at the time of hospital admission. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003; 24:409-414.

Muto, C.A., J.A. Jernigan, B.E. Ostrowosky, H.M. Richet, W.R. Jarvis, J.M. Boyce, et al. SHEA guideline for preventing nosocomial transmission of multidrug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus. Infect Control and Hosp Epidemiol. 2003 May; 24(5):362-386.

Keshtgar, M.R.S., A. Khalili, P.G. Coen, C. Carder, B. Macrae, A. Jeanes, et al. Impact of rapid molecular screening for methsicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in surgical wards. British Journal of Surgery. 2008; 95: 381–386.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Laboratory Detection of: Oxacillin/Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Retrieved August 10, 2009 from http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_lab_mrsa.html.

Klevens RM, Morrison MA, Nadle J, et al. Invasive MRSA in the United States. JAMA. 2007; 298:1763-71.

Flayhart, D., J. F. Hindler, D. A. Bruckner, G. Hall, R. K. Shrestha, S. A. Vogel, et al. Multicenter evaluation of BBL CHROMagar MRSA medium for direct detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from surveillance cultures of the anterior nares. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2005; 43:5536-5540.

Robicsek, Ari, MD; Beaumont, Jennifer L., MS; Paule, Suzanne M., BS; Hacek, Donna M., BS; Thomson Jr., Richard B., PhD; Kaul, Karen L., MD, PhD; King, Peggy, RN, MBA; and Peterson, Lance R., MD. Universal Surveillance for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in 3 Affiliated Hospitals. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2008; 148 (6): 409-419. http://www.annals.org/cgi/reprint/148/6/409.pdf.