Friday, June 7, 2013

Screening for MRSA? Think Again.

The Three Amigos- back in 2004; still together at present at VCU
This blog post makes me proud!  

My VCU colleagues, mentors, and most importantly, close friends, Drs. Michael Edmond and Richard Wenzel recently published an invited editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine on MRSA screening.

The verdict: case closed. Active detection and isolation of MRSA is a flawed infection prevention strategy. 

An earlier argument against MRSA screening was made by us in 2008, published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

Perhaps the tide is finally turning on advocates of MRSA active detection and isolation.

Thank you Mike and Dick!

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