Pre-cesarean Staphylococcus aureus nasal screening and decolonization: a prospective randomized controlled trial.


OBJECTIVE Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a common pathogen in surgical site infections (SSIs). Mupirocin ointment is an effective treatment for nasal carriers. We aimed to investigate whether screening for nasal colonization of S. aureus and treating carriers prior to a cesarean section (CS) decreases the likelihood of SSI. METHODS This is a… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/14767058.2016.1152243


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