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OBJECTIVE To determine the relative risk of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection among non-colonized (NC) patients, intermittently colonized (IC) patients, and persistently colonized (PC) patients. DESIGN Observational cohort study of patient data collected longitudinally over a 41-month period. SETTING Department of(More)
Review scope Included studies compared any preoperative smoking cessation intervention (brief or intensive; with or without face-to-face contact; behavioral, pharmacologic, or combination strategies) that was initiated at least 48 hours before elective surgery in patients of any age. Exclusion criteria were intraoperative and postoperative smoking(More)
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