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Title: Intranasal Mupirocin to Reduce Surgical Site Infection Post Cardiac Surgery: A Review of the Literature
Authors: Nellipudi, Jessy
Stone, Caleb
Issue Date: Jan-2023
Source: , 2023
Journal: Cureus
Abstract: Sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. One of the known risk factors of sternal wound infection is Staphylococcus aureus colonisation. Intranasal mupirocin decolonisation therapy implemented pre-operatively appears to be an effective preventative measure in reducing sternal wound infections post-cardiac surgery. Therefore, the main aim of this review is to evaluate the current literature regarding the use of intranasal mupirocin before cardiac surgery and its impact on sternal wound infection rates.
DOI: 10.7759/cureus.33678
metadata.dc.rights.holder: Jessy Nellipudi
Keywords: Surgical Wound Infection;Cardiac Surgical Procedures;Staphylococcus aureus;Anti-Bacterial Agents;Administration, Intranasal
Type: Article
Appears in Sites:North West HHS Publications

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