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dc.contributor.authorZhenzhen, Ding
dc.contributor.authorChunyan, Ma
dc.contributor.authorWenmin, Zhao
dc.contributor.authorWenzhong, Xie
dc.contributor.authorIdris, Adi
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-02T04:39:34Z
dc.date.available2019-04-02T04:39:34Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2350-0964
dc.identifier.doi10.21276/apjhs.2018.5.1.27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/374434
dc.description.abstractBackground: Health care-associated infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the main causes of bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections in hospitals. Methodology: Bodily fluids and skin swab samples from in-patients from a major hospital in Henan province were collected between 2013 and 2017. Samples were then cultured, identified and subjected to drug susceptibility testing on a BD Phoenix™ 100. Results: A 5-year observation of the presence of MRSA in this hospital revealed a high incidence of MRSA, compared to other staphylococci species isolated from in-hospital patients in 2013 (74.4%). Implementation of hygiene measures and the introduced usage of vancomycin in therapy curbed the number of isolated MRSA to 44.4% in 2017. Conclusion: Early identification of MRSA is essential for further therapeutic treatment and the control of rapid expansion of this pathogen.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAsian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom111
dc.relation.ispartofpageto113
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAsian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInfectious Agents
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060502
dc.titleAn alarming presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a major hospital in the Henan province, China: A five-year observation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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