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Journal:   JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC RESEARCH   FALL 2010 , Volume 2 , Number 3; Page(s) 13 To 17.
 
Paper: 

PREVALENCE OF NASAL CARRIAGE OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS IN MADANI HEART HOSPITAL, TABRIZ

 
 
Author(s):  NASIRI BABAK, GHOUTASLOU REZA*, BALALI L., DARBIN A.
 
* DEPARTEMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY, MADANI HEART HOSPITAL, TABRIZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TABRIZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Staphylococcus aurous has been known as one of the most common nosocomial pathogens which include as much as %30 to %50 of general population. Regarding to the presence of carrier staff can be considered as one of the infection source; remarking of carrier for prevention purposes is important.
Methods: In a cross-sectional study we determined the prevalence of staphylococcus aurous carriage among 113 edical staff of Madani Heart Hospital, Tabriz (Iran) 28/08/2009 to 28/09/2009 on ( Physicians, nurses, technicians, secretaries, the administrative personnel and services), including surgical wards , laboratory, ICU and CCU.
Results: In this study, 113 participants comprised of 60 males (53%) and 53 females (47%), and their mean age of participants in this study was 34.8 years (20-55). Sampling was carried out from nasal of employees. Samples were place on blood agar and mannitol salt agar; suspected colonies have been cultured and identified by catalase, coagulase and DNAase. Generally, of 113 people who entered the study, 30 person (26.5%) had positive cultures and 82 (72.6%) had a negative culture. The incidence of staphylococcus aureus carriage was more in men than women 57% vs. 43% (p<0.05).
Conclusion: In this study staphylococcous areous carriage incidence in Tabriz heart centre (Madani hospital) was 50 % to 80% lower than our estimation, unexpectedly.

 
Keyword(s): STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS, CARRIAGE, MEDICAL STAFF
 
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