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Mupirocin prophylaxis for the prevention of nosocomial infections due to nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus is of no use in nonsurgical patients as yet

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Objective. To assess the efficacy of mupirocin prophylaxis in preventing nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus infections in nonsurgical patients. Design. Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicentre trial. Method. In three tertiary-care university hospitals and one peripheral teaching hospital, 1602 culture-proven nasal S. aureus carriers hospitalized on nonsurgical wards were treated with mupirocin 2% nasal ointment (n = 793) or placebo ointment (n = 809), twice daily for 5 days, sta...

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Journal:
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume:
149
Issue:
7
Pages:
350-355
Publication date:
2005-02-12
ISSN:
0028-2162
Source identifiers:
95100
Language:
Dutch; Flemish
Pubs id:
pubs:95100
UUID:
uuid:caaefcd9-2975-412d-a4b3-574b6a72576c
Local pid:
pubs:95100
Deposit date:
2012-12-20

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