Evidence-based protocol for infection control in immediate implant-based breast reconstruction.

  title={Evidence-based protocol for infection control in immediate implant-based breast reconstruction.},
  author={Randall O. Craft and Branimir Damjanovic and Amy S. Colwell},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  volume={69 4},
Immediate breast implant reconstruction has among the highest incidence of infections in plastic surgery. A literature search returned key articles that showed a significant decrease in surgical-site infections by performing nasal swab evaluation to treat methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus before surgery with mupirocin nasal ointment and 5 days of chlorhexidine scrub to the surgical area. Additional Level 1 data supported the use of chlorhexidine-alcohol over… CONTINUE READING
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