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Risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infection

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Fankhauser, Carolina
Chraiti, Marie-Noelle
Published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2008, vol. 29, no. 9, p. 890-893
Abstract We prospectively evaluated 46 possible risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) surgical site infection (SSI) among patients with MRSA carriage in a large intervention study. Of 6,130 study patients, 68 (1.1%) developed MRSA SSI, which occurred a median of 14 days after surgery. Risk factors associated with MRSA SSI were receipt of emergency surgery, presence of comorbid condition, receipt of immunosuppressive therapy, receipt of contaminated surgery, and a surgical duration longer than the 75th percentile. MRSA carriage on admission did not predict MRSA SSI.
Keywords AgedAged, 80 and overCarrier State/epidemiology/microbiologyFemaleHospitals, UniversityHumansMaleMethicillin ResistanceMiddle AgedRisk FactorsStaphylococcal Infections/epidemiology/microbiologyStaphylococcus aureus/drug effectsSurgical Wound Infection/epidemiology/microbiologySwitzerland/epidemiologyTime Factors
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PMID: 18785849
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Research groups Dysfonctions cardio-pulmonaires et cérébrales (278)
Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
Analyse génomique et fonctionnelle du staphylocoque doré (604)
Groupe Harbarth Stephan (Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline) (866)
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HARBARTH, Stéphan Juergen et al. Risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infection. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2008, vol. 29, n° 9, p. 890-893. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:1707

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