689Enhanced Detection of Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty

Angela Hewlett, Tyler White, Andrew Taiber, Dana Schwarz, Dillon Ellis, Paul Fey, Elizabeth Lyden, Kevin Garvin, Beau Konigsberg, Curtis Hartman
2014 Open Forum Infectious Diseases  
Cross-sectional study performed on patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty at an academic medical center • Questionnaire assessing medical history and potential risk factors for S. aureus colonization was administered at a routine preoperative visit • Patients were cultured for S. aureus at 5 anatomic sites (nares, oropharynx, axilla, groin, surgical site) • S. aureus was identified using routine culture methods
doi:10.1093/ofid/ofu052.397 fatcat:5du3p6xdcvb5rfj6vpbd5ma424