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Mastering Hospital Antimicrobial Resistance and Its Spread Into the Community-Healthcare Workers

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Medical staff will be screened for MRSA and ESBL (including: doctors, nurses, nurse aids, physical therapists, dietitians, Janitors and other medical staff).


To define the carriage of, and risk factors for carriage of resistant organisms among healthcare employees of carriers of resistant bacteria.

To define activities of healthcare employees who likely to lead to dissemination of resistant bacteria in rehabilitation centers.


Detailed activity:

Medical staff will be screened for MRSA and ESBL (including: doctors, nurses, nurse aids, physical therapists, dietitians, Janitors and other medical staff).

Screening will be performed by obtaining nares and perirectal cultures. Nares cultures will be obtained by ward staff or research personnel who are experienced in performing this activity: a moisture swab will be applied gently to the distal part of both nares. Perirectal cultures, will be taken by swab, who will be applied to the perirectal area, either by staff as mentioned above, or will be given to the healthcare workers to perform by himself (with explanation on how to perform it).

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective


Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus




Not yet recruiting


Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A strain of Staphylococcus aureus that is non-susceptible to the action of METHICILLIN. The mechanism of resistance usually involves modification of normal or the presence of acquired PENICILLIN BINDING PROTEINS.

A species of STAPHYLOCOCCUS similar to STAPHYLOCOCCUS HAEMOLYTICUS, but containing different esterases. The subspecies Staphylococcus hominis novobiosepticus is highly virulent and novobiocin resistant.

A 25-kDa peptidase produced by Staphylococcus simulans which cleaves a glycine-glcyine bond unique to an inter-peptide cross-bridge of the STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS cell wall. EC

Pneumonia caused by infections with bacteria of the genus STAPHYLOCOCCUS, usually with STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS.

One of the PENICILLINS which is resistant to PENICILLINASE but susceptible to a penicillin-binding protein. It is inactivated by gastric acid so administered by injection.

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