COLLEGE NEWS

Mohs paper

The Mohs group has had a paper published, which was supported in part by a grant from College and is acknowledged in the paper as such.

The paper shows that simple topical decolonisation prior to Mohs surgery reduces the infection rates for staph aureus nasal swab negative patients. When viewed with previous work showing similar benefits in nasal swab positive patients, this simplifies the issue of risk reduction by allowing all patients to be treated prior to Mohs without the need for screening swabs.

This work is part of a series aimed at improving antibiotic stewardship by providing scientific alternatives to the inefficient use of broad spectrum antibiotics as prophylaxis against surgical infection.

Click here to read the paper.