TITLE

Decolonization of nostrils and skin of nasal carriers of S. aureus at admission prevented hospital-associated infection

AUTHOR(S)
Golan, Yoav
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;5/18/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 5, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study related to the identification of nasal carriers of Staphylococcus (S.) aureus and decolonization of nostrils in preventing hospital-associated S. aureus infection. As stated, 918 adults were examined on rapid screening for nasal carriage of S. aureus at hospital admission in Netherlands. However, it concludes that decolonization of the nostrils with mupirocin ointment and chlorhexidine soap prevented hospital-associated infection with S. aureus.
ACCESSION #
51696576

 

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