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Factors associated with post-operative conversion to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus positivity or infection in initially MRSA-negative patients.

Authors
  • Abi-Haidar, Youmna
  • Gupta, Kalpana
  • Strymish, Judith
  • Williams, Sandra A
  • Itani, Kamal M F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Infections
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2011
Volume
12
Issue
6
Pages
435–442
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1089/sur.2011.040
PMID: 22142319
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In pre-operatively MRSA-negative patients, age, SSI risk index, and vancomycin prophylaxis were significant factors for conversion to MRSA positivity post-operatively. Alternatives to vancomycin prophylaxis in non-colonized patients and optimization of patients' SSI risk factors should be considered before elective surgery.

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