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 Post subject: MRSA (bacterium) + refractive surgery
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:40 pm 
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http://www.osnsupersite.com/view.asp?rID=21462

"Researchers identified 13 cases of infection by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in eyes treated with laser refractive surgery procedures, possibly representing the first reported series of infectious keratitis caused by the organism, according to the study authors."


http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_MRSA_ ... _2006.html

"MRSA has been featured in the news and on television programs a great deal recently. MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This type of bacteria causes ?staph? infections that are resistant to treatment with usual antibiotics."

"The main mode of transmission to other patients is through human hands, especially healthcare workers' hands. Hands may become contaminated with MRSA bacteria by contact with infected or colonized patients. If appropriate hand hygiene such as washing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is not performed, the bacteria can be spread when the healthcare worker touches other patients."

"People infected with antibiotic-resistant organisms like MRSA are more likely to have longer and more expensive hospital stays, and may be more likely to die as a result of the infection. When the drug of choice for treating their infection doesn?t work, they require treatment with second- or third-choice medicines that may be less effective, more toxic and more expensive."


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http://www.escrs.org/PUBLICATIONS/EUROT ... estfor.pdf

?Methicillin-resistant S aureus is taking
over.We can't be static in our thinking, we
need to be looking for new antibiotics,?
said Dr Asbell."


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