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    Staphylococcus Aureus belongs to the extremely common bacteria of microflora of the skin and mucous membranes of the humans. These pathogens cause many infections, including superficial and deep purulent infections, poisoning, urinary tract infection etc. In the US, staphylococcus bacteria are supposed to be the leading cause of sepsis, postoperative wound and prosthesis infections. In addition, staphylococcus belongs to one of the leading causes of bacterial food poisoning. Staphylococcus Aureus

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    Multi Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a strand of Staphylococcus aureus that has become resistant to many commonly used antibiotics. Staphylococcus aureus is an infectious disease that is mostly harmless. However, upon entering the body, it can cause various types of infections in almost any part or organ system within the body. These infections include skin infections, invasive infections, and in rare cases it may cause illness. The Pathogen: Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive coccal

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    Staphylococcus aureus Introduction/ Background information Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is yellow-pigmented colonies and this is a reason for (aureus = golden) in its genus name. S. aureus is a spherical shape (Coccus), gram positive bacterium that usually present in pairs as seen in microscope.it has short chains, or bunched, grape-like clusters, non-motile, no spores and facultative anaerobic. Members of this species can survive in the aerobic or anaerobic conditions and they can adapt to

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    morbidity and mortality beside prolongation of hospital stay.1 It has been well documented that eradication of wound infection resulted in significant increment of patient comfort and decreased medical costs.2 Onche and Adedeji3 stated that Staphylococcus aureus is the predominate cause of surgical wound and nosocomial infections. Currently, the antibiotic drug resistance is a fast growing concern in wound infection management beside the risk of impairment of wound healing, bacteraemia, or even sepsis

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    MRSA Case Study

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    Abstract Background: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) remains a major cause of nosocomial infections worldwide. This study aimed to explore the molecular evidence for MRSA transmission between staff and hospitalized patients in the critical care units of university hospital. Material and methods: Nasal swabs were collected from 133 and 120 personnel and patients in اسم یونیتها؟high risk units such as …, respectively. All presumptive MRSA colonies were confirmed based on conventional

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    S. Aureus Research Paper

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    TYPE OF DISEASE OR INFECTION Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most important organisms that cause community-acquired skin and soft tissue infections as well as life-threatening nosocomial infections. S. aureus affects the bloodstream, skin, soft tissues and lower respiratory tracts. S. aureus is the leading cause of necrotizing pneumonia, bacteremia, infective endocarditis, osteoarticular, skin, soft tissue, pleuropulmonary, device-related and various surgical wound infections. The infections

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    Pyogenic Brain Abscess

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    Review of literature Pyogenic brain abscess: Introduction: A brain abscess is defined as a focal sup¬purative infection of the brain parenchyma comprising of immune cells, pus and other materials of the brain. It may be bacterial or pyogenic, fungal or parasitic. Pyogenic brain abscess are the most frequently encountered in the clinical practice (1). It is one of the most serious and potentially a life threatening condition. In the developing countries, incidence of brain abscess is approximately

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    Ca-Mrsa Case Studies

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    1.) Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a gram-positive bacterium that is resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics such as Penicillin and Methicillin. CA-MRSA or Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus is found in the community and not associated with hospitals. This strain can potentially cause disease in healthy individuals by its infamous toxin, Panton-Valentine Leukocidin which causes necrosis of alveoli. CA-MRSA is commonly found among military recruits, athletic

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    Impetigo Research Paper

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    We must be wary of impetigo, a highly contagious skin disease that can cause great discomfort or worse but is highly preventable. Impetigo are infected spots that appear as blisters or small bumps ranging from size. The skin underneath these blisters and small bumps is red and tender and oozes a clear liquid. When the blisters burst they form a honey crust color that spreads at the edges, which may itch. Impetigo can appear anywhere on your body but usually on exposed areas. Most likely it will appear

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    Linezolid Research Paper

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    Chemical structure Linezolid is the first member of the group Oxazolidinone antibiotics. Oxazolidinones (sulfoxide 1) were first characterized for their use in treating plant diseases in 1978. Six years later antibacterial properties were discovered, with greatly improved antibacterial properties relative to their progenitor compounds. It is usually these two compounds, which are referred to as the first true lead compounds in the oxazolidinone family (lead compound - compound that exhibits pharmacological

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    skin found commonly in the face around the mouth and nose. There are two types of impetigo, Non-bullous and Bullous. Non-bullous is caused by a bacteria named Staphylococcus Aureus which affects commonly children and is extremely contagious. It is characterized as yellowish-brown crusting. Bullous is cause by a bacteria named Staphylococcus Aureus which is less contagious and can occur at any type of age. Bullous is characterized as blisters. Impetigo is caused when a type of bacteria infects the skin

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    Impetigo Research Paper

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    Retapamulin ointment without knowing it was the medicated ointment. At the end of the five days the results showed that Retapamulin was an effective and safe treatment to use to cure Impetigo that is caused by both bacteria that cause Impetigo, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes (Koning). The success of this trial opens up a new class of drugs to experiment with for human benefit. Along with opening up a new class of drugs, the success of this trial allows for a new antibiotic option for

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    Surgical Wound

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    post-operative wound infections of which 63/75 (84%) bacterial isolates were obtained. Among the isolates, 29/63 (46%) were Gram positive and 34/63 (54%) were Gram negative organisms. The percentage prevalence of the bacterial isolates was as follows- Staphylococcus aureus 18/63 (29%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa 14/63 (22%), Coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) 11/63 (17%), Klebsiella pneumoniae 8/63 (13%), Proteus vulgaris 7/63 (11%) and

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    Cellulitis Research Paper

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    such as staphylococcus and streptococcus species. These bacteria normally colonize our skin without causing infection – however, bacteria can enter tissue when there is an opening in the skin (eg, cut, scrape). The bacteria can then proliferate in the wound and spread into the surround skin – this causes the cardinal signs of inflammation – warmth (calor), redness (rubor), pain (dolor), and swelling (tumor). Sometimes, aggressive strains of bacteria such as methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA)

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    Essay On Maggot Therapy

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    Maggot Therapy in Wound Care Maggot therapy isn’t ones first thought for wound care, but it is becoming more accepted to treat wounds caused by diabetes and trauma. Taking a brief look back at the history of maggot therapy one can explain why it’s steadily reemerging, what makes it a useful tool, and why we should educate patients on this wound care option. A chief orthopedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins named Dr. William Baer, MD, was one of the first clinicians to study the benefits of maggot therapy

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    Introduction Toxic Shock Syndrome is known as TSS. Toxic shock syndrome is a rare disease; however, when the disease is contracted it can be deadly. Nearly 50% of those diagnosed with the disease will face deadly symptoms. Toxic shock syndrome is often associated with women wearing tampons for too long. However, there are many causes of toxic shock syndrome. The disease is not as common as it used to be, but on average 65-120 people pass away from this disease a year. (CNN). In this paper, I will

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    ventilator-associated pneumonia that occurs within 72 hours of intubation is called the early onset pneumonia, and usually caused by the aspiration during the process of intubation. This pneumonia is caused by an antibiotic sensitive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus influenza, and Streptococcus pneumoniae. The late onset pneumonia that sets in after this period is usually resistant to pathogens such as

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    Biofilms Lab Report

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    Biofilms have become more prevalent in hospitals and adhere to instruments used in medical procedures and even dry objects in hospitals, for example hospital curtains. The bacteria that form these biofilms can be dangerous to humans, for example Staphylococcus aureus, a methicillin-resistant bacteria. [1] Biofilms are a group of microbial cells that are surrounded by a polymeric matrix including proteoglycans, peptidoglycans and polysaccharides located outside the cell that can allow the growth of the

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    Essay On Ringworms

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    Natural Remedies for Fungal Infections and Ringworm Caused by Animals Ringworms are red or dry changes of the skin, which are often itchy and they need to be treated for a long time. These are several tips on how to treat fungal skin infections with natural remedies. What causes ringworm? Scaling, change in color, itchiness and dryness of the skin usually indicate a fungal infection known as ringworm. There are also other fungal infections that have the same symptoms as ringworms. The same

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    not produce β-lactamase  Ceftazidime is effective against Pseudomonas aeruginosa Some of these third-generation cephalosporin drugs have poor activity against gram-positive (G+) bacteria. Ceftibuten and cefixime only have slight activity against S. aureus, so if it is used for infections in the skin and soft-tissues, it should be limited to uncomplicated streptococcal infections. The following cephalosporins in this class are used for many clinical conditions: Oral medications Cefixime

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