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  1. National survey of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Belgian Hospitals : detection methodsn prevalence trends and infection control measures : Anaerobic bacteria and infections.

    Article - En anglais

    A questionnaire survey of Belgian acute care hospitals was conducted to determine the methods used for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), to estimate the prevalence of this organism during the period 1989-1991 and to describe the infection control measures used locally for limiting its spread.

    Questionnaires were returned by 144 acute care hospitals, with a coverage of 41 to 72% of hospitals by province.

    Methods used for detection of MRSA included disk diffusion (91%), microdilution panels (8%) and oxacillin agar screen (9%). Only 34% of laboratories performed disk diffusion testing under optimal conditions for detection of heterogeneous resistance.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bactérie, Surveillance sanitaire, Belgique, Europe, Résistance, Antibiotique, Méthode, Hôpital, Prévalence, Contrôle microbiologique, Décontamination, Méticilline, Epidémiologie, Pénicilline dérivé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bacteria, Sanitary surveillance, Belgium, Europe, Resistance, Antibiotic, Method, Hospital, Prevalence, Microbiological testing, Decontamination, Epidemiology, Penicillin derivatives

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0261734

    Code Inist : 002B02S02. Création : 199406.