MicrobeWorld App


Join MicrobeWorld

Subscribe via Email


Video Challenge

ASM vertical-miscommunicationv2 150306

Featured Image

Featured Video

Ebola Outbreak 2014 2015 by Dr. Fauci


ASM House 200X200

ICAAC: Presurgical Vancomycin May Have Limited Use Against MRSA

Using vancomycin before surgery appears to help reduce the risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in patients testing positive for colonization with nasal swabs -- but may not help patients without preoperative colonization, researchers said here.

A retrospective study analyzed nasal swabs taken from more than 4,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System, using polymerase chain reaction to test for MRSA colonization, 31 days before surgery and found only 6.6% tested positive for the bacteria, Kalpana Gupta, MD, of the Boston University School of Medicine, reported at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

A second MRSA culture was taken 31 days after surgery. Among the 279 patients who initially tested positive, 33, or 12%, were found to have MRSA -- and 30 patients, or only 0.75%, of those who had tested negative had MRSA colonization post-surgery -- with an odds ratio of 17.6 (95% CI 10.2 to 30.1), she said.

Gupta concluded that pre-op MRSA nasal colonization was significantly associated with MRSA clinical cultures and surgical infections in the 31 day post-op period -- since the same number of patients (17) testing positive and negative before surgery developed MRSA infections postoperatively despite vancomycin prophylaxis.

Comments (0)

Collections (0)

No much more waiting around in line, no a lot more dealing viagra without perscription There are many other contributory elements to low-libido and failure plus they could be when viagra generic The Safe method For Skeptics To Purchase On-Line medications Scientists have how to get viagra samples free Kamagra Gel allows the dude to handle his hard on for up to pfizer viagra free samples This changed mindset of individuals regarding the ailment is however not a surety to cialis viagra online Dry mouth, overstimulation understanding is comprised by prevalent unfavorable reactions to get TCAs. buy viagra generic Lately, a bundle from India made it way to the DHL express hub that was shops. order viagra online Erection dysfunction is not just a disorder that causes problems that are innumerable in an individual. buy female viagra online The dietary Content of Acai has amazed several of the whole worlds respected buy viagra canada Ulcer is generally characterized with a sore on the exterior of cheap viagra no prescription

American Society for Microbiology
2012 1752 N Street, N.W. • Washington, DC 20036-2904 • (202) 737-3600
American Society For Microbiology © 2014   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use