Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in surgical patients, on admission to a Welsh hospital.

@article{Samad2002PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in surgical patients, on admission to a Welsh hospital.},
  author={Aijaz Samad and Dibyendu Banerjee and N Jb Carbarns and Sudipta Ghosh},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2002},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={43-6}
}
Nosocomial infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is on the increase and expensive to treat. Because surgical wound infection is one of the most frequent MRSA-induced infections with often disastrous consequences, it was decided to estimate the incidence and risk factors of MRSA colonization in surgical patients. All patients admitted to general surgical and orthopaedic wards were studied prospectively. At the time of admission, a detailed questionnaire was completed… CONTINUE READING