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Controlling meticillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus: not simply meticillin-resistant S. aureus revisited.
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PMID:  23523159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Despite a large body of work evaluating the ability of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening and decolonization to decrease the risk of MRSA infection and transmission, many uncertainties remain regarding the efficacy of this strategy in hospitals located in endemic areas. With meticillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA), the objective is simply to eradicate the organism in order to diminish the risk of infection. MSSA decolonization was recently found to be effective in high-risk clean surgery, where the intervention was cost-effective and cost-saving. The many unanswered issues include the role for rapid screening tests, the optimal decolonization regimen, the indication for decolonization in other situations at risk, the frequency of replacement of S. aureus infections with infections due to other micro-organisms, and the risk of emergence of mupirocin resistance.
D Lepelletier; J-C Lucet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hospital infection     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2939     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hosp. Infect.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007166     Medline TA:  J Hosp Infect     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 The Healthcare Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Unité de Gestion du Risque Infectieux, Service de Bactériologie-Hygiène, CHU de Nantes, Nantes, France; Université de Nantes, EA 3826, Faculté de Médecine, Nantes, France.
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