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Ondine Biomedical’s MRSAID(TM) Technology Demonstrates Successful Results in Reducing Surgical Site Infections
Date:12/12/2012

Vancouver, BC, Canada (PRWEB) December 12, 2012

The MRSAid photodisinfection project, an innovative non-pharmaceutical pilot program conducted over the course of 12 months at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), has proven successful in reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) by 39 per cent, according to results released by VGH. Under this innovative project, patients undergoing major surgeries at VGH, including cardiac, spinal, orthopedic, thoracic, vascular, breast reconstruction, and neurological surgeries, were treated with MRSAid nasal decolonization therapy prior to surgery. Photodisinfection therapy combined with chlorhexidine body wipes were shown to significantly decrease a patient’s load of Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) on their skin and in their nasal cavity. The pilot is the first of its kind and has saved the Vancouver General Hospital an estimated $1.9 million in costs associated with treating patients who develop SSIs.

“By using these two therapies in conjunction, we were able to reduce SSI occurrences by 39 per cent over the study’s duration which marks impressive gains for patient quality and safety,” said Dr. Elizabeth Bryce, Regional Medical Director, Infection Control at Vancouver Coastal Health. “Most importantly, the decrease in SSIs translates into less morbidity for our patients.”

Patients that develop infections after surgery are five times more likely to be readmitted to a hospital, and twice as likely to die. On average, SSIs require an extended hospital stay of eight days in an acute care setting, and adds hundreds of millions of dollars in additional costs to the Canadian healthcare system every year. The MRSAid photodisinfection pilot
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