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Preventing surgical-site infections in nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus.

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BACKGROUND: Nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus are at increased risk for health care-associated infections with this organism. Decolonization of nasal and extranasal sites on hospital admission may reduce this risk. METHODS: In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial, we assessed whether rapid identification of S. aureus nasal carriers by means of a real-time polymerase-chain-reaction (PCR) assay, followed by treatment with mupirocin nasal ointment and chlorhex...

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10.1056/nejmoa0808939

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Kluytmans, JA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Bogaers, D More by this author
Vandenbroucke-Grauls, CM More by this author
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Journal:
The New England journal of medicine
Volume:
362
Issue:
1
Pages:
9-17
Publication date:
2010-01-05
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EISSN:
1533-4406
ISSN:
0028-4793
URN:
uuid:ff1e4e8b-c847-44a2-91b3-b2c9bc1240dc
Source identifiers:
67905
Local pid:
pubs:67905

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