Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and buttonhole cannulation: long-term safety and efficacy of mupirocin prophylaxis.

@article{Nesrallah2010StaphylococcusAB,
  title={Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and buttonhole cannulation: long-term safety and efficacy of mupirocin prophylaxis.},
  author={Gihad E. Nesrallah and Meaghan S. Cuerden and Joseph Ho Sing Wong and Andreas Pierratos},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={1047-53}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Buttonhole (constant-site) cannulation (BHC) continues to gain popularity with home and in-center dialysis programs worldwide. However, long-term safety data are lacking. This paper reports the authors' single-center experience with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) and the efficacy of topical mupirocin prophylaxis (MP). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS This study was a retrospective prepost comparison of SAB rates after establishing MP. Fifty-six… CONTINUE READING

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