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Nasal Carriage of Methicillin-resistant and Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in Nursing Home Residents in Bolu, Turkey

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183–7
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The rate of methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus decreased in a nursing home population in Turkey after hand-washing education.

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Background: This study aimed (a) to provide information on methicillin-resistant (MRSA) and methicillin-susceptible (MSSA) Staphylococcus aureus colonization ratio in residents of nursing homes; (b) to determine the effect of hand-washing education given to nursing home residents and employees on nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus (NCSA) and (c) to obtain probable risk factors for MRSA colonization of residents in two nursing homes.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

In Vitro Activity of Sodium-Benzoate against Isolates of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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107–9
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In this study, the aim was to determine the in vitro activity of sodium benzoate against methicillinresistant staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates. The minimum inhibitory concentration at which all of the methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus strains were inhibited was 32 μg/ml and higher concentrations.

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Background: Worldwide, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates have increased dramatically during the last decades. Sodium benzoate (SB) is a chemical substance that is used for preparing food and drinks and in the treatment of some metabolic (urea cycle disorders and hepatic coma) diseases. No studies were found which focussed on the effects of SB in MRSA infections. The aim was to determine in vitro activity of sodium benzoate against MRSA clinical isolates.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013
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