Nasal carriage of S. aureus increases the risk of surgical site infection after major heart surgery.

@article{Muoz2008NasalCO,
  title={Nasal carriage of S. aureus increases the risk of surgical site infection after major heart surgery.},
  author={Patricia Mu{\~n}oz and Javier Hortal and Maddalena Giannella and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Barrio and Marta Rodr{\'i}guez-Cr{\'e}ixems and Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s P{\'e}rez and Cristina Rinc{\'o}n and Emilio Bouza},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2008},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={25-31}
}
Staphylococcus aureus is the main cause of surgical site infection (SSI) after major heart surgery (MHS), with the patient's endogenous flora as the principal source. However, the influence of nasal carriage of S. aureus on the development of SSI after MHS has not been established and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines do not make a recommendation for or against decolonisation. We performed a one-year observational study in which patients undergoing MHS were screened for… CONTINUE READING

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