CORR Insights®: Staphylococcus aureus Colonization among Arthroplasty Patients Previously Treated by Decolonization Protocol: A Pilot Study
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The study by Economedes et al. highlights some of the major issues we face with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening and decolonization.
The efficacy of MRSA screening and decolonization is a controversial topic. While some institutions and surgeons, like the senior author of the article by Economedes et al., have implemented universal screening and decolonization on their patients undergoing elective arthroplasty, others remain unconvinced about the efficacy of this process. Organizations such as the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses endorse MRSA screening and decolonization , while a recent comprehensive report by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  raised questions about the efficacy of universal MRSA screening and decolonization. The workgroup updating the surgical site infection prevention guidelines at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently tabled the issue due to inadequate evidence to support a
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Screening for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Comparative Effectiveness Review. Available at: http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/228/1550/MRSA-screening-report-130617.pdf. Accessed: July 9, 2013.
- Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. Clinical practice. Available at: http://www.aorn.org/Clinical_Practice/Clinical_Practice.aspx. Accessed: July 9, 2013.
- CORR Insights®: Staphylococcus aureus Colonization among Arthroplasty Patients Previously Treated by Decolonization Protocol: A Pilot Study
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®
Volume 471, Issue 10 , pp 3133-3134
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- 1. Department of Orthopaedics, The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, 925 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA, 19107, USA