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Issue No 37.
Fall 2017

Comparison of Prevalence Rates of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus of Hospital and Community Settings in Tropical and Temperate America: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis

Jessica Budiselic, Amanda Kohler, Aashna Lala, Carlos Marbot, John Renzi, Shereen Sadlek, Yesenia Schmunk, Navrine Tahal, Steven Terry

Mentor: Dr. Birendra Tiwari, PhD, MSc.

Staphylococcus aureus is the most common cause of bacteriemia (both community-acquired and hospital-acquired) and the most common cause of infective endocarditis (serious, even deadly condition) as well. Some staphylococcal infections are hard to treat because bacterias develop resistance to antibiotics. Among them, probably the tougher to treat is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It is of the highest importance to know where MRSA infections are happening so that doctors intervene as soon as possible. Special forces track the number and kind of MRSA infections throughout their countries and all over the world. And SJSM students joined those forces, as you will see in the article below.

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