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Prevalence of MRSA in emergency and elective patients admitted to a vascular surgical unit: implications for antibiotic prophylaxis.

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OBJECTIVES: MATERIALS AND METHODS: 200 consecutive emergency/transfer and 150 consecutive elective patients admitted between April 2004 and January 2005, were studied. Data was obtained from departmental Morbidity and Mortality records and the computerised laboratory medicine information system. RESULTS: 261 (75%) of the 350 patients were screened for MRSA on admission (target 100%). The proportions of emergency/transfer and elective patients screened were similar (78% and 72% respectively). ...

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10.1016/j.ejvs.2006.03.015

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery
Volume:
32
Issue:
4
Pages:
402-407
Publication date:
2006-10-05
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EISSN:
1532-2165
ISSN:
1078-5884
URN:
uuid:9bfde8cc-f1ac-4eae-b4f2-508829846639
Source identifiers:
140329
Local pid:
pubs:140329

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