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Perioperative management of neurosurgical patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Neurosurgery
1933-0693
Publisher
Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group
Publication Date
Volume
112
Issue
2
Pages
354–361
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3171/2009.5.JNS081589
PMID: 19522572
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Neurosurgical patients identified with MRSA colonization or a prior history of MRSA infections benefit from specific perioperative care, including prophylactic antibiotics active against MRSA (such as vancomycin) and postoperative wound care with coverings and chlorhexidine antisepsis to reduce MRSA wound colonization.

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