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Title: Nasal carriage and antimicrobial susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus among medical students at the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Medical Center, Thailand: A follow-up study
Authors: Treesirichod A.
Hantagool S.
Prommalikit O.
Keywords: chloramphenicol
ciprofloxacin
clindamycin
cotrimoxazole
erythromycin
fosfomycin
fusidic acid
gentamicin
linezolid
tetracycline
antiinfective agent
adult
antibiotic resistance
article
bacterial colonization
bacterium isolation
clinical assessment
female
follow up
human
major clinical study
male
medical student
microbiological examination
nasal carriage
nose
nose smear
priority journal
risk factor
Staphylococcus aureus
Thailand
antibiotic resistance
drug effects
epidemiology
follow up
heterozygote
isolation and purification
microbial sensitivity test
microbiology
nose mucosa
Staphylococcal Infections
Staphylococcus aureus
young adult
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Carrier State
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Male
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Nasal Mucosa
Risk Factors
Staphylococcal Infections
Staphylococcus aureus
Students, Medical
Thailand
Young Adult
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the patterns of nasal colonization of Staphylococcus aureus and its susceptibility patterns among medical students before and after their rotations in the hospital. Methods: Nasal swabs were obtained from 128 medical students for microbiological study and susceptibility testing prior to working in the hospital (the first), following the first rotation (the second) and at the end of the rotation schedule in the hospital (the last). The probable risk factors for nasal carriage were recorded for assessment. Results: S. aureus was isolated at the first, second and last swabs with colonization rates of 29.7%, 30.5% and 39.4%, respectively. The prevalence rate of colonization of S. aureus showed a statistically significant increase (P< 0.05). There was a persistent colonization of S. aureus at the rate of 20.3%. No participants showed methicillin-resistant S. aureus. The susceptibility of S. aureus to erythromycin and clindamycin was 36.8%, 41% and 34% at the first, second and last swabs, respectively. There was no significant correlation between nasal carriage of S. aureus and its potential risk factors. Conclusions: After clinical rotation in the hospital, the prevalence rate of asymptomatic nasal carriage of S. aureus increased and the S. aureus isolated has shown a relatively high resistance to erythromycin and clindamycin. © 2014 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
URI: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84899910483&doi=10.1016%2fj.jiph.2013.12.003&partnerID=40&md5=0b06d240d212aeb6fc4da12f6553f95d
http://ir.swu.ac.th/jspui/handle/123456789/13806
ISSN: 18760341
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