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      <PublisherName>njbms</PublisherName>
      <JournalTitle>NJBMS</JournalTitle>
      <PISSN>0976-6626</PISSN>
      <EISSN>2455-1740</EISSN>
      <Volume-Issue>Volume 2, Issue 3</Volume-Issue>
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      <IssueTopic>Multidisciplinary</IssueTopic>
      <IssueLanguage>English</IssueLanguage>
      <Season>January - March 2012</Season>
      <SpecialIssue>N</SpecialIssue>
      <SupplementaryIssue>N</SupplementaryIssue>
      <IssueOA>Y</IssueOA>
      <PubDate>
        <Year>-0001</Year>
        <Month>11</Month>
        <Day>30</Day>
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      <ArticleType>Microbiology</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE PATTERN OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ISOLATED FROM CARRIERS EXPOSED AND NOT EXPOSEDTO HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT</ArticleTitle>
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      <ArticleLanguage>English</ArticleLanguage>
      <ArticleOA>Y</ArticleOA>
      <FirstPage>242</FirstPage>
      <LastPage>245</LastPage>
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        <Author>
          <FirstName>Renushri B.</FirstName>
          <LastName>V.</LastName>
          <AuthorLanguage>English</AuthorLanguage>
          <Affiliation/>
          <CorrespondingAuthor>N</CorrespondingAuthor>
          <ORCID/>
          <FirstName>Saha</FirstName>
          <LastName>Avinandan</LastName>
          <AuthorLanguage>English</AuthorLanguage>
          <Affiliation/>
          <CorrespondingAuthor>Y</CorrespondingAuthor>
          <ORCID/>
          <FirstName>Nagraj E.</FirstName>
          <LastName>R.</LastName>
          <AuthorLanguage>English</AuthorLanguage>
          <Affiliation/>
          <CorrespondingAuthor>Y</CorrespondingAuthor>
          <ORCID/>
          <FirstName>Krishnamurthy</FirstName>
          <LastName>Veena</LastName>
          <AuthorLanguage>English</AuthorLanguage>
          <Affiliation/>
          <CorrespondingAuthor>Y</CorrespondingAuthor>
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      <Abstract>Aims: Staphylococcus aureus constitutes a considerable fraction of normal human microflora. This study evaluated the carriage of S. aureus in individuals exposed and not exposed to a hospital environment and compared their antimicrobial resistance patterns.Materials and Methods: Swabs were collected from the nose, throat and web-spaces of 119 nursing students of the age group 18-23 years (exposed group) and 100 age matched pharmacy students (non-exposed group). S. aureus was identified phenotypically and antibiogram obtained as per Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines.Results: Resistance to penicillin, erythromycin, clindamycin, ciprofloxacin, cotrimoxazole and gentamicin were   77.2%,31.8%,   13.6%,   34.1%,   45.5%   and 9.1%respectively in the exposed group, and 83.3%, 22.2%, 11.1%,19.4%, 19.4% and 5.6% respectively in the non- exposed group. 40.9% and 11.1% S. aureus were methicillin resistant in the exposed and non-exposed groups respectively. Resistance to tetracycline was observed only in isolates from the non-exposed group. None of the isolates showed resistance to vancomycin, teicoplanin, netilmicin and linezolid in the two groups.Conclusion: The results of this study could aid clinicians in considering appropriate options for empiric antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of both hospital and community acquired S. aureus infections.</Abstract>
      <AbstractLanguage>English</AbstractLanguage>
      <Keywords>Staphylococcus aureus,Antibiogram of S. aureus,S. aureus carriers.</Keywords>
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        <Abstract>https://njbms.in/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=7057&amp;title=ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE PATTERN OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ISOLATED FROM CARRIERS EXPOSED AND NOT EXPOSEDTO HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT</Abstract>
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        <ReferencesfirstPage>16</ReferencesfirstPage>
        <ReferenceslastPage>19</ReferenceslastPage>
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