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Evaluation of the Efficacy of a Conventional Cleaning Regimen in Removing Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus From Contaminated Surfaces in an Intensive Care Unit

  • Mamoon A. Aldeyab (a1), James C. McElnay, Salah M. Elshibly (a2), Carmel M. Hughes (a1), David A. McDowell (a3), M. Ann S. McMahon (a3), Michael G. Scott (a2) and Mary P. Kearney (a2)...
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Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University, Belfast-BT9 7BL, United Kingdom(J.mcelnay@qub.ac.uk)
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  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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