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Clearance of Nasal Staphylococcus Aureus With Triple Antibiotic Ointment

2014-07-23 21:12:26 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that lives commonly in the anterior nostrils, is seen in about 30% of healthcare workers. Applying mupirocin ointment, a prescription, to the nostrils twice daily for 5 days is the current standard of care for treatment to clear this bacteria. This research study is designed to determine the rate of clearance of this bacteria in healthcare workers who are carriers when using triple antibiotic ointment instead of mupirocin ointment.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Nasal Carriers of Staphylococcus Aureus

Intervention

Neosporin (polymyxin B 5,000units, Bacitracin 400 units, Neomycin 3.5mg)

Location

Northwestern University
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60611

Status

Recruiting

Source

Northwestern University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:12:26-0400

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