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Mupirocin prophylaxis against nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus infections in nonsurgical patients: a randomized study.

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BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage is a major risk factor for nosocomial S. aureus infection. Studies show that intranasal mupirocin can prevent nosocomial surgical site infections. No data are available on the efficacy of mupirocin in nonsurgical patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of mupirocin prophylaxis in preventing nosocomial S. aureus infections in nonsurgical patients. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: 3 tertiary care academic ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Kluytmans, JA More by this author
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Journal:
Annals of internal medicine
Volume:
140
Issue:
6
Pages:
419-425
Publication date:
2004-03-05
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EISSN:
1539-3704
ISSN:
0003-4819
URN:
uuid:2f6b8565-d682-4461-82af-f93752e4e2c5
Source identifiers:
68361
Local pid:
pubs:68361

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