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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Isolation And Antimicrobial Resistance Of Staphylococcus Aureus Isolates In A Dental Clinic Environment.
Author: Motta, Rogério Heládio Lopes
Groppo, Francisco Carlos
Bergamaschi, Cristiane de Cássia
Ramacciato, Juliana Cama
Baglie, Sinvaldo
de Mattos-Filho, Thales Rocha
Abstract: To determine the number of Staphylococcus aureus isolates collected in a dental clinical environment and to determine their susceptibility to antimicrobial agents commonly used in dentistry. Undergraduate clinic of the Dental School of Piracicaba, University of Campinas, Brazil. Sterile cotton swabs were used to collect the samples from dental-chair push buttons, light handles, 3-in-1 syringes, computer Enter keys, doorknobs, and X-ray tubes before, during, and after clinical procedures. These samples were spread on brain-heart infusion agar and were incubated at 37 degrees C for 24 hours. The resulting S. aureus isolates were counted and classified using Gram staining and biochemical tests. The counts among the 3 periods and the groups were analyzed by Kruskal-Wallis and Dunn tests (alpha =5%). Commercial paper disks containing widely prescribed antimicrobial agents (beta-lactams, macrolides, clindamycin, and vancomycin) were used to perform the antimicrobial susceptibility tests. An increase in the number of microorganisms was observed during clinical procedures (P<.05). The highest bacterial resistance rates were observed for the beta -lactam group. All isolated strains were sensitive to vancomycin, and 2% of them were resistant to methicillin. Clinical procedures increased the number and proportion of antimicrobial-resistant S. aureus isolates dispersed in a dental clinical environment. The present study highlights the need to establish strategies to prevent emergence of drug-resistant bacterial strains in dental settings.
Subject: Anti-bacterial Agents
Dental Clinics
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Methicillin Resistance
Staphylococcus Aureus
Beta-lactam Resistance
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1086/510867
Date Issue: 2007
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