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Efficacy and limitation of a chlorhexidine-based decolonization strategy in preventing transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an intensive care unit.

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BACKGROUND: Surface-active antiseptics, such as chlorhexidine, are increasingly being used as part of intervention programs to prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission, despite limited evidence and potential for resistance. We report on the effect of an antiseptic protocol on acquisition of both endemic MRSA and an outbreak strain of MRSA sequence type 239 (designated TW). METHODS: Interrupted time-series data on MRSA acquisitions in two 15-bed intensive care u...

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10.1086/648717

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Whiteley, C More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume:
50
Issue:
2
Pages:
210-217
Publication date:
2010-01-05
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
URN:
uuid:453fdba0-96bd-4cac-8598-dc1c01636fc1
Source identifiers:
133792
Local pid:
pubs:133792

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