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Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus: epidemiology, underlying mechanisms, and associated risks.
Staphylococcus aureus has long been recognized as an important pathogen in human disease. Due to an increasing number of infections caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains, therapyExpand
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Emergence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus of Animal Origin in Humans
MRSA from an animal reservoir has recently entered the human population and is now responsible for >20% of all MRSA in the Netherlands.
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Preventing surgical-site infections in nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus.
BACKGROUND Nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus are at increased risk for health care-associated infections with this organism. Decolonization of nasal and extranasal sites on hospital admissionExpand
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Decontamination of the digestive tract and oropharynx in ICU patients.
BACKGROUND Selective digestive tract decontamination (SDD) and selective oropharyngeal decontamination (SOD) are infection-prevention measures used in the treatment of some patients in intensiveExpand
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Discovery, research, and development of new antibiotics: the WHO priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and tuberculosis.
BACKGROUND The spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria poses a substantial threat to morbidity and mortality worldwide. Due to its large public health and societal implications, multidrug-resistantExpand
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Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus as a major risk factor for wound infections after cardiac surgery.
To evaluate the importance of nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus as a risk factor for the development of wound infection at the sternotomy site after cardiac surgery, a case-control study wasExpand
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New WHO recommendations on preoperative measures for surgical site infection prevention: an evidence-based global perspective.
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are among the most preventable health-care-associated infections and are a substantial burden to health-care systems and service payers worldwide in terms of patientExpand
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Increase in a Dutch hospital of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus related to animal farming.
In The Netherlands, patients exposed to pigs or veal calves were recently shown to be at high risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage. In Amphia Hospital (Breda, TheExpand
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Prevalence of Livestock-Associated MRSA in Communities with High Pig-Densities in The Netherlands
Background Recently, livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC398 has been discovered in animals, livestock farmers and retail meat. This cross-sectional study aimed toExpand
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Surgical site infections in orthopedic surgery: the effect of mupirocin nasal ointment in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study.
The objective of this study was to determine whether use of mupirocin nasal ointment for perioperative eradication of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage is effective in preventing the developmentExpand
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