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Title: Impact of a Short Period of Pre-Enrichment on Detection and Bacterial Loads of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Screening Specimens
Authors: Van Heirstraeten, L.
Cortinas Abrahantas, Jose
Lammens, C.
Lee, A.
Harbarth, S.
Molenberghs, Geert
Aerts, Marc
Goossens, H.
Malhotra-Kumar, S.
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 47(10). p. 3326-3328
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 approximate to 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).
Notes: [Van Heirstraeten, L.; Lammens, C.; Goossens, H.; Malhotra-Kumar, S.] Univ Antwerp, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium. [Abrahantes, J. Cortinas; Molenberghs, G.; Aerts, M.] Hasselt Univ, Interuniv Inst Biostat & Stat Bioinformat I BIOST, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Lee, A.; Harbarth, S.] Univ Hosp Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. [Lee, A.; Harbarth, S.] Univ Geneva, Sch Med, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland. [Malhotra-Kumar, S.] Univ Antwerp, Dept Med Microbiol, Vaccine & Infect Dis Inst, B-2610 Antwerp, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9993
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01088-09
ISI #: 000270351700038
ISSN: 0095-1137
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2010
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