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Should We Routinely Use Mupirocin to Prevent Staphylococcal Infections?

  • Virginia R. Roth (a1) (a2), Cathryn Murphy (a3), Trish M. Perl (a4), Alfred DeMaria (a4), Annette H. Sohn (a1), Ronda L. Sinkowitz-Cochran (a1) and William R. Jarvis (a1)...

Abstract

Routine use of mupirocin to prevent staphylococcal infections is controversial. We assessed attitudes and practices of healthcare professionals attending the Fourth Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections regarding mupirocin prophylaxis. Eighty percent of participants did not use mupirocin routinely. At the end of the session, 58% indicated they would consider increased use of mupirocin.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, The Ottawa Hospital, 501 Smyth Rd, Room G-12, Ottawa, Ontario K1H8L6, Canada

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Should We Routinely Use Mupirocin to Prevent Staphylococcal Infections?

  • Virginia R. Roth (a1) (a2), Cathryn Murphy (a3), Trish M. Perl (a4), Alfred DeMaria (a4), Annette H. Sohn (a1), Ronda L. Sinkowitz-Cochran (a1) and William R. Jarvis (a1)...

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