Hospital and Separate Dialysis Units Have Similar MRSA Rates Interview with:
Georg Schlieper, MD

MVZ DaVita Rhein-Ruhr
Duesseldorf, Germany What is the background for this study?

Response: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization in hemodialysis patients is associated with higher risk for systemic infection. Recent hospitalization and temporary dialysis access are known risk factors for MRSA colonization. Whether MRSA colonization rates in hospital-based dialysis centers differ from separate dialysis centers is unknown. Data on MRSA decolonization strategies in hemodialysis patients are scarce.

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