Gloves, gowns could lower rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

10/6/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Research in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the use of gloves and gowns upon entering the intensive care unit reduced rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection but not rates of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infection. The study, which took place from January to October 2012, involved medical and surgical ICUs in 20 U.S. hospitals.

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