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Monthly Archives: July 2012

MRSA ‘spread by patient transfers’

New research has mapped the way that MRSA “superbug” bacteria spread, BBC News has reported. The results suggest that antibiotic-resistant bacteria may often spread from large, inner-city hospitals to smaller regional ones when patients are transferred. See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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OUTSMARTING BACTERIA

Wide scope: “It will be an important component of treatment for all forms of MRSA and gram-positive infections,” Nizet said, listing pneumonia, sinusitis, ear infections and gastrointestinal infections as examples. The opportunity: With drug-resistant … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Blue light to be studied as MRSA therapy

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin received a one-year, $20000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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LA Surgery Center Notes an Increase in Nasal Infections after Nose Jobs with …

“Over the past 3 months I have seen 3 individuals who have developed infections and cultured positive for MRSA ,” said Carlo Honrado, M.D. “Despite antibiotic therapy these infections reoccur. The only way to resolve them is to surgically remove the … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Local Company Develops Antibiotic for Life Threatening Bacteria

(SAN DIEGO) – Trius Therapeutics, a local pharmaceutical company is developing a new way to fight the life-threatening bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, ” MRSA ” a bacteria that lives on the skin, according to U-T San Diego. MRSA is … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Superbug resistance follows seasonal drug use

Bacteria – including the MRSA superbug -may be more resistant to our most powerful antibiotics after a winter spurt of prescriptions, says a new study. “Antibiotic use tends to go up in the winter months because they are inappropriately prescribed and … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Fight MRSA — the World MRSA Day Kickoff Event and Global MRSA Summit

CHICAGO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Join us in the fight against MRSA at the Fourth Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff event and Global MRSA Summit on September 29, 2012 in Chicago. The annual event is organized by MRSA Survivors … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Nanosphere: The Next Cepheid?

Despite last week's hit, Cepheid (CPHD) has been a stock market darling over the past 4 years, as it has taken advantage of a huge opportunity in the MRSA screening market. MRSA is a “staph” germ that does not get better with the first-line antibiotics … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Surgeon’s Failure to Follow Up Proves Costly in MRSA Case

The patient, Barbara A. Kremer, acquired a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA ) infection after undergoing a sigmoid colon removal procedure at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, N.Y., on July 30, 2002, with post-surgical … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Commentary: The shelf life of attack lines

“ MRSA in the meat aisle. Hard-to-treat antibiotic-resistant infections are no joke. Superbug strains like MRSA are infecting 185000 people and killing 17000 people annually. Thought to proliferate on factory farms where antibiotics are overused to … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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California woman says she got staph infection from El Paso tattoo shop

She went to an urgent care facility and has been diagnosed with MRSA , a serious and potentially deadly staph infection that can require antibiotic treatment for the rest of her life. Staph can transferred by touching, coughing, and sneezing. KFOX 14 … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Superbugs curbed, but still more to do

The HPA says that measures that were put in place to fight MRSA and C. difficile infections appear to have driven down infection rates, but that efforts should now be directed at tackling the emerging infections due to other bacteria, as well as … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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MRSA On The Decline

MRSA infections are going down across the U.S. according to a large study of soldiers. Researchers at the San Antonio Military Medical Center collected data from more than 250 military clinics over a five year period. They found rates of community … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Vets allege they got infection from care at VA center

The three veterans treated by King in 2008 were subsequently diagnosed with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA , a hard-to-treat infection that is frequently acquired in hospitals. MRSA causes red, swollen, painful areas on the skin … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Redesigning The Medical Bag Could Cut MRSA Worldwide

A new medical bag designed to replace 'outdated and unsafe' portable medical bags could transform treatment around the world, says its manufacturer. A study found a third of its outdated predecessors carry the MRSA bug. In 2008, East Riding of … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Human idiocy, the deadliest plague

globeandmail.com : Human idiocy, the deadliest plague In the final part of his book, delightfully named A Canticle for Local Living, Nikiforuk calls on consumers to think globally by buying locally. Forget the exotic pet trade. Forgo imported meats, vegetables … Continue reading

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FDA Clears BD MAX MRSA Test

Approval of superbug test follows from clearance of Group B Streptococcus assay earlier this year. See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Despite IV Vancomycin’s Stronghold on the MRSA Antibiotic Hospital Market …

“Rising vancomycin MICs levels among MRSA isolates together with vancomycin's shortcomings, present new opportunities for current and emerging therapies to capitalize on and steal market share from the MRSA workhorse drug,” said Associate … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Scorpion Venom Heals Drug-Resistant Bacteria Infection

A substance found in scorpion venom could fend off bacterial infections in mice, research suggests, including those caused by the deadly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA ). As bacteria become more and more resistant to antibiotics, … See all stories on this topic » Wired News Continue reading

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At long last, MRSA seems to be on the decline

We've been hearing terrifying stories about MRSA for years. Ask anybody in the health care industry, and they'll tell you MRSA is a source of great trepidation. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is incredibly hard to kill, and thanks to its … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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MRSA Infection Myths and Truths

I agree with the people who say this has to do with improper sanitation practices in hospitals and clinics. I have actually been in emergency rooms where there is still blood from the last patient on the wall and the? floor. Once, there was even a piece of flesh on the ground. It’s all about saving money even if that means too few janitors to clean up and keep a hospital safe. tiggerkenwood 1 month ago Continue reading

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MRSA

I had it on both cheeks of my bum while? on vacation in West Virginia. The infection came within the first couple of days. By the end of the week, I was in such extreme pain that I had to show my host my problem. The day they took me to a clinic where a ton of infection was laced out. Went back the next day for another lacing and they sent me to a surgeon to have it fully remove. A two week vacation turned into a month of hell to where tissue had to regrow to a safe point to return home. Continue reading

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Army study shows MRSA infections on decline

A potentially dangerous, drug-resistant staph infection seems to be on the decline nationwide, both in hospitals and in the community, according to a San Antonio-led study of military personnel and their families. The new study by researchers at the … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Declining Rate Of Community-Onset MRSA Infections

In analysis that included more than 9 million Department of Defense nonactive and active duty personnel, the rates of both community-onset and hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA ) bacteremia decreased from 2005 to 2010, … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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