Staphylococcal surgical site infections.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Staphylococcus aureus is the leading cause of surgical site infections (SSI) in the United States. In particular, SSI caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has emerged as a devastating complication, leading to increased mortality rates, increased length of hospitalization, and increased costs. Proven strategies for prevention of SSI caused by S aureus include addressing modifiable risk factors and correct choice and timing of antimicrobial prophylaxis. Other strategies, including decolonization and the use of vancomycin, remain controversial.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Anderson, DJ; Kaye, KS

Published Date

  • March 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 53 - 72

PubMed ID

  • 19135916

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19135916

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9824

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.idc.2008.10.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States