Nasal carriage of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the prevalence, patients at risk and the effect of elimination on outcomes among outclinic haemodialysis patients.

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OBJECTIVE Haemodialysis (HD) patients with meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections face high morbidity and mortality. Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus is known to play an important role as an endogenous source for HD-access-related infections that contribute significantly to morbidity, mortality and cost of end-stage renal… (More)

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