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Can mupirocin prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections?

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In a retrospective study, Dr Muller and colleagues have assessed the efficacy of mupirocin nasal ointment alongside hygienic measures in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-positive patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Their findings, which suggest that intranasal mupirocin can prevent ICU-related MRSA infections, need confirmation in a well-designed clinical trial. In general: early identification, isolation and treatment of all MRSA carriers, including health c...

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10.1186/cc3720

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Journal:
Critical care (London, England)
Volume:
9
Issue:
3
Pages:
257-258
Publication date:
2005-06-05
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EISSN:
1466-609X
ISSN:
1364-8535
URN:
uuid:0dae1513-8055-4398-a178-c41eebe8666e
Source identifiers:
68212
Local pid:
pubs:68212

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