Preoperative Intranasal Mupirocin Ointment Significantly Reduces Postoperative Infection with Staphylococcus aureus in Patients Undergoing Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

@article{Yano2000PreoperativeIM,
  title={Preoperative Intranasal Mupirocin Ointment Significantly Reduces Postoperative Infection with Staphylococcus aureus in Patients Undergoing Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  author={Masahiko Yano and Yuichiro Doki and Masatoshi Inoue and Toshimasa Tsujinaka and Hitoshi Shiozaki and Morito Monden},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2000},
  volume={30},
  pages={16-21}
}
Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is associated with an increased risk for postoperative staphylococcal infection. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of preoperative nasal mupirocin treatment on the postoperative infections in patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal surgery. The intervention group consisted of 141 consecutive patients who underwent upper gastrointestinal surgery between March 1, 1997, and February 28… CONTINUE READING

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