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      Staphylococcus aureus screening and decolonization in orthopaedic surgery and reduction of surgical site infections.

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          Staphylococcus aureus is the most common organism responsible for orthopaedic surgical site infections (SSIs). Patients who are carriers for methicillin-sensitive S. aureus or methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) have a higher likelihood of having invasive S. aureus infections. Although some have advocated screening for S. aureus and decolonizing it is unclear whether these efforts reduce SSIs.

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          Journal
          Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.
          Clinical orthopaedics and related research
          1528-1132
          0009-921X
          Jul 2013
          : 471
          : 7
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA.
          Article
          10.1007/s11999-013-2875-0
          3676622
          23463284

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