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Risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infection

Published inInfection control and hospital epidemiology, vol. 29, no. 9, p. 890-893
Publication date2008
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
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Carrier State/epidemiology/microbiology
  • Female
  • Hospitals, University
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methicillin Resistance
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors
  • Staphylococcal Infections/epidemiology/microbiology
  • Staphylococcus aureus/drug effects
  • Surgical Wound Infection/epidemiology/microbiology
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
  • Time Factors
Citation (ISO format)
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. doi: 10.1086/590193
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