Staphylococcus Essays

  • Staphylococcus Aureus

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    Staphylococcus aureus is a gram positive bacteria which on microscopic examination that appears in pairs, short chain, or as bunch grapes like clusters. (CDC. S. aureus) The symptoms of this bacteria is usually sometimes rapid or acute which is due to the induvial susceptibility amount of toxin, amount of contaminated food eaten, amount of toxin that is in the food digested, and also the general wellbeing of the human. On the other hand, Methicillin – resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA is

  • Staphylococcus aureus

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    Staphylococcus aureus Life History and Characteristics: Staphylococcus aureus is a gram positive bacterium that is usually found in the nasal passages and on the skin of 15 to 40% of healthy humans, but can also survive in a wide variety of locations in the body. This bacterium is spread from person to person or to fomite by direct contact. Colonies of S. aureus appear in pairs, chains, or clusters. S. aureus is not an organism that is contained to one region of the world and is a universal health

  • Staphylococcus Aureus Case Study

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    of the exercise was to determine the carriage rate of staphylococcus aureus in the nasal carriage of students microbiology I students at RMIT university in 2016 and to compare with similar studies in 2012- 15 and 2 published studies from a similar demographic introduction Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen because of its mutations in the 1960s which lead to the developed of a strain known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (Schinasi et al., 2013) which is resistant

  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA

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    Stop Getting Sick at the Hospital: Preventing the Spread of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in U.S. Hospitals Information/Preliminary Issues Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to treatment by typical antibiotics. The most common kind is hospital-acquired (HAI), nosocomial, or healthcare-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA). People who undergo invasive medical procedures, who have compromised immune systems, or are being

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome Essay

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    ailments” (1). As mentioned previously, toxic shock syndrome does just that. It may present itself with common symptoms, but a culture will reveal much more. Specifically, a culture will reveal the unnerving bacteria of none other than either Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogens. Both of these bacterium cause what is known as toxic shock syndrome with the only difference in being their initial symptoms. Toxic shock syndrome has been documented to have been first recorded by the Greek physician

  • Lab Report : Staphylococcus Epidermidis

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    After the end of the experiment the unknown 10 sample was Staphylococcus epidermidis. Came to this conclusion by first beginning with a Gram Stain test. By doing this test it would be easier to determine which route to take on the man made flow chart. Gram positive and gram negative bacteria have a set of different tests to help determine the unknown bacterium. Based on the different tests that were conducted in lab during the semester it was determined that the blood agar, MSA, and catalase test

  • Impetigo

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    including the farthest corner of the Earth to the deepest depth of the Ocean (Bacteria). One of these bacteria is staphylococcus aurues that cause Impetigo along with many of other things. Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection. So what exactly is impetigo, how is it spread, who gets it, what is the treatment and how do we prevent it? Impetigo is caused mainly by staphylococcus aurues, which is a chain of globular bacteria (Cronana, Bacteria). There are three forms of Impetigo: Bullous, Non-Bullous

  • Mrsa Evolution

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    The Mechanisms of MRSA to Evolve and Adapt Jacob A. Mitchell Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84604 Abstract: The transmission of methicillin resistance to Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hospital and community settings, with increasingly higher occurrences, is a big clinical problem for the management of serious infections worldwide. Studying how MRSA evolves is important to understand how to thwart the continued adaptation of this pathogen

  • S. Aureus Research Paper

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    Staphylococcus aureus, usually known as the ‘golden staph,’ is a very common pathogenic bacterium that is most commonly found on skin. [1] It is a Gram and catalase positive organism. It’s usually habitant is on the skin and a majority of individual’s noses and respiratory tract. S. aureus is one of the most important pathogen in today’s society as it can cause mild to severe infections amongst humans. S. aureus can enter the human body by a cut or severe scratch into the skin. According to Better

  • Superbug Research Paper

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    Superbugs Staphylococcus aureus, aka, Golden Staph because of its colour on the laboratory plate. It is a bacteria that is normally harmless to the skin, can sometimes cause minor infections and boils etc. This bacteria is slowly becoming more resistant to the most powerful antibiotics. 20 – 40% of all Golden Staph are resistant to the antibiotic. Only 5% of those bacteria can be treated with vancomycin which is the last line of defence and isn’t looking too good anymore. Golden Staph is a type

  • Treatment of Common Ailments: Then and Now

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    What if you went to the doctor for a cold and the doctor told you the cause were evil spirits? In medieval times this would have been the case. It is now known that these illnesses are caused by bacteria and viruses; but, back then the concept would be considered witchcraft or insanity. The Treatment of common ailments has drastically changed from medieval Europe to modern times. A common practice was bloodletting, for any and all ailments. Bloodletting was said to remove “bad blood” from the body

  • Cellulitis: A Skin Bacterial Infection

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    Cellulitis: A Bacterial Skin Infection Cellulitis is a fairly common bacterial infection of the skin. Cellulitis actually means “inflammation of the cells”. This infection is usually caused by the bacteria Streptococcus or Staphylococcus. Cellulitis infection can occur in anyone, yet there are some risk factors and a more susceptible population. Cellulitis is an “opportunistic” infection which occurs through breaks in the skin. Redness, warmth, swelling and pain are symptoms of this infection

  • Unknown Bacteria Essay

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    Unknown Bacteria report: Staphylococcus Aureus Staphylococcus aureus is the most known bacteria since the 1800s. It is derived from the commonly known genus staphylococci, which has over 20 different known species. Staphylococcus aureus species is the most dangerous of all the strains of staphylococcal bacteria. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common cause of staph infections and is the third most common cause of infections in the newborn nursery and surgical wards. [1] It is a primary cause of

  • Hand Hygiene In Health Care

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    our hospitals. A serious blood stream infection caused by a common bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus has a 25-30% mortality rate; this is higher than the mortality rate for people that have had a stroke or heart attack. Hospital infections are preventable. Hand hygiene and staphylococcus infection are the main ideas and topics studied within this booklet, with hand hygiene being the main focus and Staphylococcus aureus blood stream infection rates being data to support the necessity for hand hygiene

  • Tobramycin

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    bacteria P. aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Proteus, Serratia, Acinetobacter, Staphylococcus aureus are susceptible to Tobramycin. When treating enterococcal infections, which are part of the normal intestinal flora of humans, the addition of penicillin is needed. Tobramycin is used to treat external ocular infections, Urinary tract infection, Pseudomonas infection, Staphylococcus bacteria infection, and Respiratory Tract Infections. To reduce the creation of antibiotic-resistant

  • Addie Rerecich Case Study Answers

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    also had little infected boils all over her body. Doctors thought that Addie was infected with a virus. In the first hospital and pneumonia in the hospital which specialized in children’s care. 2. Addie may have become infected with the resistant staphylococcus bacteria in the playground while playing with her friends. 3. Addie acquired Stenotrophomonas bacterial infection in the hospital. She acquired it from the tubes of the lung bypass machine ECMO which doctors used to try and support her respiration

  • About Impetigo

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    1995-2011) The two main bacteria precipitating Impetigo are staphylococcus aureus, the most common cause, and streptococcus pyogenes. If left untreated, streptococcus pyogenes can also cause post-streptococcal glumerulonephritis, or a disease that causes an inflammation of the kidney to occur following a strep throat infection. Although this is rare, standard precautions must still be taken to prevent these repercussions. Staphylococcus aureus and streptococcus pyogenes are the main causes of Impetigo

  • Nosocomial Infections Essay

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    most common to least common are: urinary tract, surgical wounds, respiratory tract, skin, blood, gastrointestinal tract, and central nervous system (Abedon). According to the CDC, the most common pathogens that cause nosocomial infections are Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeurginosa, and Escherichia coli (EHA). Methicillin resistant Staphylococcal aureus (MRSA) is a strain of bacteria that is commonly... ... middle of paper ... ...evaporated into the air and remains suspended for a period

  • Factors That May Cause Contamination During Filtration

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    2. Comment on class result with respect to differences in filter types, differences in filter assemblies, and overall on the confidence you would have in using this type of sterilisation process in preparation of pharmaceutical products. List the factors that may cause contamination during filtration. (20 marks) Factors that may contribute to contamination: • Not disinfecting work area • Fibres from filter, clothing etc. • Potential chemical release from filter, syringe etc. • Assembly of Swinnex

  • Stethoscope Essay

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    Stethoscopes, pens, cell phones, and white coats were all swabbed to identify what tools significantly harbor bacteria. 436 swabs in total were taken and applied to MacConkey’s and Sabauraud dextrose agar plates and incubated for 24-48 hours. Staphylococcus and E. coli were the predominant gram positive and negative cultures. When reviewing correlations, contamination of stethoscopes increased as contamination of cell phones went up significantly. The same relationship occurred between pens and stethoscopes