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Surg Technol Int. 2000;9:55-9.

Preventing Staphylococcus infections in high-risk patients.

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  • 1Medical Student, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.

Abstract

UP to 30% of those who undergo surgery potentially develop a surgical site infection depending on the procedure performed. Infection increases the risk of further complications, lengthens hospital stays and increases management costs. A significant proportion of surgical site infections are caused by Staphyloccoccus spp. and prior nasal carriage is a risk factor for post surgical infection.

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