New method for detecting MRSA in trauma patients

By Annie Hayashi

New technique three times more effective than culture

“Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening protocols and control policies for elective surgical patients have decreased the MRSA infection rates up to fivefold nationally,” said John M. Fennessy, MD, at the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

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