On Wednesday, the New York Times featured an article about two new studies in the New England Journal of Medicine which examined surgery site infections, a problem that affects more than 300,000 patients annually. There has been much focus of late on efforts to prevent hospital-acquired infections (including by INQRI researchers at Johns Hopkins). However, these new studies focus on the bacteria that patients may be carrying when the enter the hospital.
Read the article here.
Read the studies:
"Preventing Surgical-Site Infections in Nasal Carriers of Staphylococcus aureus"
"Chlorhexidine–Alcohol versus Povidone–Iodine for Surgical-Site Antisepsis"