Hospital Acquired MRSA Penumonia

Zabaznoska, L. and Ilieva, L. and Markovski, Velo and Semenakova, V. and Stojoska, P. and Grozdanovski, K. (2008) Hospital Acquired MRSA Penumonia. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 12. e237. ISSN 12019712

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Background: Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem and particularly of concern in nosocomial infections. Nosocomial pneumonia occurs in 0.4—1.1% of hospitalized patients. It is the most common infection in intensive care units. Bacterial colonization of the upper airway followed by micro aspiration or macro inspiration into the lungs is considered the primary mechanism for development of nosocomial pneumonia. More than 90% of cases of nosocomial pneumonia are caused by bacteria, 15—30% represented with staphylococcus aureus. Following the data of a 4-year long period the resistance to methicillin was identified in ≈32% with a tendency of increasing percentage of MRSA isolates up to 35%, originated from samples taken among patients from ICU in the Clinical Center of Skopje.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Rubin Gulaboski
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2015 15:03
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2015 15:03

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