Are there microorganism-specific risk factors for acute infection in trauma patients (i.e., does being a nasal carrier of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), or MRSA, increase the risk for MRSA infection after trauma?)

Authors: Mauro Jose Costa Salles, Mario Morgenstern, William T. Obremskey

RECOMMENDATION: The current evidence of an increased risk of infection is based on several risk factors, including MRSA colonization, presence of external fixator, anatomical location of surgery and severe open fractures. In these situations, alterations in antibiotic prophylaxis could be considered.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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