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Multi-site and nasal swabbing for carriage of Staphylococcus aureus: what does a single nose swab predict?

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Background
Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus is a risk for infections. Targeted decolonization reduces post-operative infections but depends on accurate screening.

Aim
We compared detection of S. aureus carriage in healthy individuals between anatomical sites and nurse-versus self-swabbing. Additionally, we aimed to determine whether a single nasal swab predicted carriage over four weeks.

Methods
Healthy individuals were recruited via General Practices....

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jhin.2017.01.015

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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NDM
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University of Oxford
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NDM
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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NDM
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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NDM
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Grant:
Biomedical Research Centre, Oxford
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Hospital Infection Journal website
Volume:
96
Issue:
3
Pages:
232–237
Publication date:
2017-01-30
Acceptance date:
2017-01-24
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EISSN:
1532-2939
ISSN:
0195-6701
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Pubs id:
pubs:675624
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uuid:953acc83-910b-48ae-80cb-19fa0429e584
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pubs:675624
Deposit date:
2017-02-03

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