Practical steps to deal with meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospitals

M.A. Aldeyab, M.P. Kearney, M.G. Scott, J.C. McElnay

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-146
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Jun 2010

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Correspondence Address: Aldeyab, M.A.; Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT9 7BL, United Kingdom; email:

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  • antibiotic agent
  • bacterial colonization
  • clinical trial
  • disease transmission
  • drug efficacy
  • environmental sanitation
  • hand washing
  • health care personnel
  • hospital infection
  • human
  • infection control
  • letter
  • methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
  • patient compliance
  • personal hygiene
  • polymerase chain reaction
  • practice guideline
  • Staphylococcus infection
  • systematic review
  • Cross Infection
  • Great Britain
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Infection Control
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcal Infections

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