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Huang SS, Singh R, McKinnell JA
Decolonization to reduce postdischarge infection risk among MRSA carriers.
This study compared postdischarge methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates in study participant who received education alone versus decolonization and education. Decolonization was done with chlorhexidine mouthwash and showers, and nasal sprays. Decolonization with education resulted in a 30% reduction in MRSA infection versus education alone.
Citation: Huang SS, Singh R, McKinnell JA . Decolonization to reduce postdischarge infection risk among MRSA carriers. N Engl J Med 2019 Feb 14;380(7):638-50. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1716771..
Keywords: Education: Patient and Caregiver, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Hospital Discharge, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Prevention, Risk