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Visa

1. A document allowing a person to enter, study and/or work in a country in which the person is not a citizen. There are many types of visas; most have time limits and restrictions. Visa holders ordinarily are not permitted recourse to welfare or other public funds.

2. A financial services company that issues a large share of credit cards and debit cards in the United States and worldwide. It began as a credit card issued by Bank of America that was accepted by multiple merchants, and not simply by a single company. In 1970, Visa became its own company and revolutionized the way for which goods and services are paid, especially at the retail level. Because of Visa, customers may pay with a card almost everywhere and are not required to use cash or check.
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Fortunately, none of the patients or community individuals were colonized with VISA or VRSA. Only one healthcare worker was colonized with VISA (0.5%).
In this study we intended to find out the frequency of VRSA from clinically isolated MRSA strains (n=240).
Results have been cross checked by E-Test, Disc diffusion and PCR methods for VISA and VRSA strains obtained from Agar dilution method.
* The report reviews key players involved Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) Infections therapeutics and enlists all their major and minor projects
All 14 VRSA identified in the United States appear to have independently acquired the vanA operon.
Recent articles show that VRSA is now reported in at least four continents (i.e.
The combination of oxacillin and CT resulted in a reduction in the MICs/MBCs for isolates VRSA 1-2 and MSSA 1-2, with the MICs/MBCs of 2/16 or 8/128 [micro]g/mL, for oxacillin becoming 0.125/0.125-0.25 [micro]g/mL and reduced by [greater than or equal to]4-fold, evidencing a synergistic effect as defined by a FICI and FBCI of [less than or equal to]0.5 (Table 2).
VRSA is a type of antimicrobial-resistant staph bacteria.
Patient care recommendations for those known or suspected to be infected with VISA or VRSA and being maintained in an acute care setting include isolation in a private room, contact precautions to include routine use of gowns and gloves for room entry, and education of all personnel who might have contact with the person so infected.