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Heart Health

11 June 2010

Staph Infection Risk Rises With Brain, Chest Surgeries

These two types of procedures account for most post-surgical cases, study finds

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For this study, researchers analyzed 81,267 patients who underwent 96,455 orthopedic, cardiothoracic (chest), plastic surgery or neurosurgery (brain surgery) procedures at nine community hospitals and two tertiary care hospitals between 2003 and 2006.

 

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