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BD Announces FDA 510(K) Submission of Rapid Molecular Test to Identify Patients Carrying Staph Superbug Prior to Surgery
Date:9/11/2007

aureus colonization prior to surgery. For patients positive for Staphylococcus sp., decolonization with the antibiotic ointment mupirocin is recommended as a routine measure. In addition, a patient's colonization status is an important indicator in determining the appropriate prophylactic antibiotic to administer one hour prior to surgery.

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