MRSA infections after face-lift surgery
In the March-April 2008 issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, researchers documents MRSA-positive surgical site infections after face-lift surgery - the authors believe this is the first such study. Of 780 patients in the study, five had postoperative surgical site infections. Four of those had cultures that were positive for MRSA. The article also discusses strategies for screening, preventing, and treating MRSA surgical site infections.
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