Magreet C Vos

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Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus is an important risk factor for S. aureus infections. Mupirocin nasal ointment is presently the treatment of choice for decolonizing the anterior nares. However, recent clinical trials show limited benefit from mupirocin prophylaxis in preventing nosocomial S. aureus infections, probably due to (re)colonization from(More)
BACKGROUND Despite routine bacterial screening with a bacterial culturing system (BacT/ALERT, bioMerieux) of platelet (PLT) concentrates, two cases of life-threatening sepsis attributed to transfused PLT products contaminated with Bacillus cereus were reported to the regional hemovigilance office in the southwest region of the Netherlands. These reports(More)
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