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Title: Multicentre surveillance of antibiotic resistance in nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus in Cyprus
Authors: Gourni, M.
Kontou, M.
Hadjipanayiotou, C.
Protopapa, P.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: Four general hospitals in Cyprus evaluated the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA] strains in positive cultures of staphylococci among inpatients from September 1999 to March 2000. One hundred and ninety three [193 strains were isolated from cultures of respiratory secretions, skin and mucous membrane lesions, blood and urine. Of the S. aureus strains studied, 80 [41.45%] were MRSA and 113 [58.55%] were methicillin sensitive S. aureus [MSSA]. More than 78.75% of the MRSA were resistant to erythromycin and 18.75% to gentamicin. Of the MSSA, 17.69% were resistant to erythromycin and 7.08% to gentamicin. None of the MRSA and MSSA strains showed reduced sensitivity to vancomycin
Description: 744-749
Keywords: Chi-Square Distribution
Cross Infection
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Erythromycin
Infection Control
Mass Screening
Methicillin Resistance
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Staphylococcal Infections
Vancomycin Resistance
Subject: Staphylococcus aureus
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119082
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0704_5/EMHJ_2001_7_4-5_744_749.pdf
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