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MRSA

 (mûr′sə)
n.
1. Any of various strains of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus that are resistant to methicillin and other beta-lactam antibiotics and can cause life-threatening infections. Many strains are also resistant to other classes of antibiotics.
2. An infection caused by one of these strains of bacteria.

[m(ethicillin)-r(esistant) S(taphylococcus) a(ureus).]
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MRSA

abbreviation for
(Microbiology) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a bacterium that enters the skin through open wounds to cause septicaemia and is extremely resistant to most antibiotics. It has been responsible for outbreaks of untreatable infections among patients in hospitals
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MRSA

[ˌɛmɑːrɛsˈeɪ] n abbr (=methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) → SAMR m(= staphylococcus aureus méticilline résistant)
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MRSA

abbr of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusMRSA m (Keim, gegen den die üblichen Antibiotika unwirksam sind)
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MRSA

abbr methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. V. Staphylococcus aureus.
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[ClickPress, Thu Jul 25 2019] This report on the Global Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Drugs Market analyzes the current and future scenario of the global market.
The reductions were driven primarily by decreases in MRSA infections, which declined by 55% (7.3% annual rate of decrease, p<0.001); MSSA infection rates decreased much more slowly, by 12% (1.2% annually, p = 0.003) (Figure 1).
We performed a phylogenetic comparison of S23009-2017 with 22 previously published MRSA ST398 whole-genome sequences and rooted the tree with an outgroup of single-locus Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-positive variants.
All these samples were processed in the laboratory for MRSA, methicillin sensitive S.
Yakin zamana kadar MRSA ozellikle hastane patojeni olarak karsimiza cikarken, son yillarda toplumda, hastane kokenli MRSA (HK-MRSA) risk faktorlerini tasimayan bireylerde yeni toplum kaynakli MRSA (TK-MRSA) suslari tanimlanmistir (2).
However, the best way to rid a home of MRSA remains unclear, said Dr.
Results: At 37AoC of incubation after 24h, 10.5% of the total studied samples were positive for MRSA while another 12% samples showed positive results with an extended period of incubation upto 48 h on CMRSA plates.
The spread of MRSA may indicate that preventive strategies recommended are either improperly implemented or inadequate.
A total of 761 MRSA-positive patients were identified and their infections classified as community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA), hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA), or healthcare-associated community-onset MRSA (HACO-MRSA).
On the other hand, community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) is on the rise in many parts of the world7 and the healthcare burden caused by these infections is higher in the developing world.8
Material and Methods: The present study was designed to investigate the recent trend in the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of MRSA. A total of 1283 clinical samples were collected at Lady Reading (LRH) Hospital, Peshawar from May, 2013 to December, 2013.