Superbugs cause half of post-surgery infections
Drug-resistant superbugs cause as many as half of post-surgical infections and a quarter of post-chemotherapy infections, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Researchers analyzed literature reviews on post-surgical antibiotics for the 10 most common procedures in the United States. The analysis found antibiotic-resistant bacteria accounted for 51 percent of infections after pacemaker implants, 27 percent of infections after chemotherapy for blood cancer and 39 percent of infections after cesarean sections.
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