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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Isolation and antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolates in a dental clinic environment
Author: Motta, RHL
Groppo, FC
Bergamaschi, CDC
Ramacciato, JC
Pharm, SB
de Mattos-Filho, TR
Abstract: Objective. 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. Setting. Undergraduate clinic of the Dental School of Piracicaba, University of Campinas, Brazil. Methods. 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. Results. An increase in the number of microorganisms was observed during clinical procedures (P <.05). The highest bacterial resistance rates were observed for the b-lactam group. All isolated strains were sensitive to vancomycin, and 2% of them were resistant to methicillin. Conclusions. 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.
Country: EUA
Editor: Univ Chicago Press
Rights: embargo
Identifier DOI: 10.1086/510867
Date Issue: 2007
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