anterior nares


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anterior nares

the ends of the nares, which open anteriorly into the nasal cavity and allow the inhalation and exhalation of air. Each is an oval opening that measures about 1.5 cm anteroposteriorly and about 1 cm in diameter. The anterior nares connect with the nasal fossae. Also called nostrils. Compare posterior nares.
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Swabs of anterior nares were obtained from consenting staff, campers, and members of campers' households and were submitted to the MDH Public Health Laboratory.
Co-colonization was defined as a VRE-positive perirectal surveillance culture with an MRSA-positive anterior nares surveillance culture collected concurrently.
After identification of MRSA in the cat, swabs of the anterior nares were collected from the owner and the cat, and MRSA was identified in specimens from both.
aureus (MSSA) and MRSA carriage in both anterior nares, perineum, and secreting lesions.
Cultures were obtained on dry cotton swabs from both anterior nares of the patient, of her household contacts (parents and spouse), and of the three nurses who had provided care in the previous 3 months.
In addition, removing a pack involves dividing the tapes at both anterior nares and pulling the pack through the mouth.
aureus in their anterior nares (the lower part of the nostrils) on either a persistent or intermittent basis.
aureus in the anterior nares, 444 were treated prophylactically with intranasal mupirocin, and 447 received placebo in the randomized, double-blind trial.
The current studies clearly show that topical application of Lytixar(TM) (LTX-109) to the anterior nares or on infected skin is tolerated and safe.
aureus colonization and transmission occur mainly through contact from the hands to the anterior nares, the standard measures are probably insufficient to prevent MRSA colonization.
2,3,5,10,14,15) Removal is usually accomplished through the anterior nares, with or without general anesthesia.
The results of the Phase I trials show that when topically applied to the anterior nares (the lower nasal passages), NVC-422 appears safe and well tolerated with undetectable systemic exposure.

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