TITLE

MRSA rampant among patients on dialysis

PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Jun2007, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is higher in dialysis patients as stated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It states that MRSA infection is 100 times higher among patient population than in general population. This result emphasizes the need for surveillance and infection-control strategies aimed at reducing the rates. Moreover, it suggests that maintaining good hand hygiene will prevent infection.
ACCESSION #
25067571

 

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