Publication
Title
Impact of a short period of pre-enrichment on detection and bacterial loads of methicillin-resistant **Staphylococcus aureus** from screening specimens
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Abstract
We compared the impacts of direct plating on a chromogenic medium and of plating after enrichment (4 h and overnight) on the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from 52 patient screening samples. MRSA colony counts for 70% of samples after overnight pre-enrichment were >20-fold higher than the counts after the other two treatments. The qualitative differences (sample was MRSA positive/negative) between the results of the direct plating and 4-h pre-enrichment treatments were not significant, indicating no advantage of the latter; however, the number of samples positive for MRSA increased significantly after an overnight sample pre-enrichment (P < 0.005)
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of clinical microbiology. - Washington, D.C.
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2009
ISSN
0095-1137
Volume/pages
47:10(2009), p. 3326-3328
ISI
000270351700038
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UAntwerpen
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Project info
An integrated platform enabling Theranostic applications at the Point of Primary Care (TheraEdge).
Flexible mathematical and statistical models for microbiological risk assessment.
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 28.11.2009
Last edited 17.12.2017
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