Infection of surgical wounds in the maxillofacial region and free flap donor sites with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Avery2006InfectionOS,
  title={Infection of surgical wounds in the maxillofacial region and free flap donor sites with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Christopher Martin Edward Avery and Philip Ameerally and Brian Castling and R. A. Swann},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={
          217-21
        }
}
We studied the acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in two groups of patients who had free flap reconstructions of defects after excision of lesions in the head and neck. The first group (n=31) was given a 5-day perioperative course of antibiotic prophylaxis (long-term) and the second (n=33) a 24-h course (short-term). MRSA was the main infecting organism. Seventeen of the 64 patients (27%) developed an infection with MRSA, including seven at donor sites of free… CONTINUE READING
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