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Genes key to staph disease severity, drug resistance found hitchhiking together

... Scientists studying staphylococcus bacteria, including methicillin-resistant S. ... the toxin traveling with a genetic component of staphylococcus that controls resistance to antibiotics. The ... the first time that genetic factors that affect staphylococcus virulence and drug resistance can be transferred ...

Derma Sciences Announces First Commercial Sales of BIOGUARD(TM) Barrier Dressings

... such virulent bacteria as Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Speaking about the ... Reduction Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus: MRSA 6.06 (>99.9999%) staphylococcus aureus 7.10 ....

Bausch & Lomb Receives FDA Approval of Besivance(TM), New Topical Ophthalmic Antibacterial for the Treatment of Bacterial Conjunctivitis ('Pink Eye')

... Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella lacunata*, staphylococcus aureus, staphylococcus epidermidis, staphylococcus ...

Whiter laundry and a surprising new treatment for kids' eczema

... to treat, especially from methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Researchers from the ... two-thirds of eczema patients have evidence of staphylococcus on their skin, the bacteria that most commonly ... household bleach, which we think decreases the staphylococcus on the skin, can help these children." In the ...

Cepheid Announces European Release of First On-Demand Molecular Pre-Surgical Screening Test for Simultaneous Detection of Methicillin-Sensitive and Resistant S. aureus

... of nasal carriage of both Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus in less than one hour. Xpert MRSA/SA ... MRSA, SA, C. difficile , and vanA/vanB." staphylococcus aureus is widely recognized as one of the most ...

FDA Approves New Indication for Wyeth's TYGACIL (tigecycline) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

... faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates), staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible and -resistant ... faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates), staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible and -resistant ... methicillin-resistant and -susceptible staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA), and vancomycin-resistant ...

Cepheid Receives Health Canada License for First On-demand Diagnostic Test for Life-threatening MRSA and S. aureus Infections From Patient Positive Blood Culture Bottles

... for the rapid detection of Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and staphylococcus aureus (SA, typically Methicillin-sensitive) in ... or methicillin-susceptible staphylococcus aureus -- are done via slower culture testing ...

Derma Sciences Gains FDA Clearance for Novel BIOGUARD(TM) Barrier Dressing with NIMBUS(R) Technology

... such virulent bacteria as Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Coming on the heels of Derma ... (3) Healthcare-Associated Methicillin Resistant staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA). Centers for Disease ... (5) MRSA: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in Healthcare Settings. Centers ...

MRSA pre-screening effective in reducing otolaryngic surgical infection rates

... screening of patients for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may be an effective way to reduce ... during a one-year period, nine patients had staphylococcus aureus infections, including two post-operative ... nasal swab, 24 patients were identified as having staphylococcus aureus colonies, and underwent pre-operative ...

No ESKAPE! New drugs against MRSA, other superbugs still lacking

... call the ESKAPE bacteria Enterococcus faecium , staphylococcus aureus , Klebsiella species, Acinetobacter ... of them active against methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, just one can be taken ... many patients cannot tolerate them. staphylococcus aureus : The only household name among the ESKAPE ...

TYRX, Inc. Announces 1,000th Implant of AIGISRx(TM) Anti-Bacterial Envelope

... activity against Methicillin Resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), staphylococcus aureus, Staphyloccus capitis, staphylococcus epidermidis, Acinetobacter baumanii, Enterobacter ...

Overcrowding and understaffing in hospitals increases levels of MRSA infections

... the transmission of MRSA (Meticillin Resistant staphylococcus Aureus) infections worldwide. Dr Archie ... systems: key determinants in Meticillin-Resistant staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) transmission, was published today ... said MRSA was an antibiotic-resistant type of staphylococcus Aureus, a common bacteria present on the skin and ...

ViroPharma Announces Support by Advisory Committee of The Office of Generic Drugs Proposed Guidelines for Developing Generic Versions of Oral Vancomycin Hydorchloride

... Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and enterocolitis caused by staphylococcus aureus . The draft guidelines, if approved, would allow generic ... colitis caused by Clostridium difficile and enterocolitis caused by staphylococcus aureus , including methicillin-resistant strains. ViroPharma ...

Penile Prosthesis Surgery Infection Rates Reduced With The No-Touch Technique By Dr. J. Francois Eid of Advanced Urological Care

... exposure to bacteria and normal skin flora. Because skin organisms (e.g. staphylococcus epidermis, staphylococcus aureus, candida albicans) cause the most infections, Dr. Eid believes that ...

Immune System Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Staph Infections

... has a severe staph infection. The work, done on children with severe staphylococcus aureus infections but applicable to all people, could lead to better ... our findings prove that there's consistency in the immune response to the staphylococcus bacterium," lead author Monica Ardura, an instructor of pediatrics at UT ...

Researchers map how staph infections alter immune system

... Medical Center have mapped the gene profiles of children with severe staphylococcus aureus infections, providing crucial insight into how the human immune ... our findings prove that there's consistency in the immune response to the staphylococcus bacterium," Dr. Ardura said. "Now that we know how the immune system ...

Cardinal Health Foundation Awards $1 Million to Fund Patient Safety Initiatives

... received funding include: targeted screening for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), strategies to improve physician hand hygiene, electronic ... Methicillin-Resistant staphylococcus Aureus Colonization in ...

MicroGuard(TM) Antimicrobial Alloys Kill 99.9% of MRSA Bacteria

... than 99.9% of disease causing bacteria* including Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a superbug responsible for over 94,000 hospital-acquired ... *Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Methicillin-Resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli 0157:H7, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. For ...

New survey highlights growing concern about risk of infection in cancer patients

... past five years. Both groups of physicians report methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections as the most commonly observed in chemotherapy ... and 28 percent of oncologists have observed methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections as the most common infection in chemotherapy ...

New Survey Highlights Growing Concern About Risk of Infection in Cancer Patients and Emerging Antibiotic Resistance

... past five years. Both groups of physicians report methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections as the most commonly observed in chemotherapy ... and 28 percent of oncologists have observed methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections as the most common infection in chemotherapy ...

BD and HandyLab Announce Exclusive Collaboration to Commercialize Molecular Assays

... detect major HAI-associated pathogens including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), staphylococcus aureus , vancomycin-resistant enterococcus and toxigenic Clostridium ...

ConvaTec Launches New AQUACEL(R) Ag Dressing with Strengthening Fiber

... broad range of pathogens in the dressing, including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) as demonstrated ... Klevens R, Morrison M, Nadle J. Invasive methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus infections in the U.S. JAMA . 2007;298(15):1763-1771. ...

Fiber Technology Products that Help Combat Spread of Superbugs Now Available to the Consumer Market

... Methicillin Resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, joins a list of other drug-resistant superbugs such as ... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 8, 2009 -- Methicillin Resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, joins a list of other drug-resistant superbugs such as ...

CDC analysis finds unique social and behavior intervention helps reduce MRSA rates up to 62 percent

... announce results from an analysis of a multifaceted methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevention program that employed positive deviance (PD), a ... as MRSA rates dropped, the hospitals saw a decline in the proportion of staphylococcus aureus infections caused by methicillin-resistant bacteria, signifying ...

MRSA Cases Dropping in Hospital ICUs

... 17 (HealthDay News) -- Blood infections caused by methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have dropped significantly in hospital intensive care ... these, 7.4 percent were MRSA and 4.7 percent were methicillin-susceptible staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), meaning the infection could be treated with the antibiotic. ...

ConvaTec Announces Expanded Indications for AQUACEL(R) and AQUACEL(R) Ag Dressings in Management of Surgical Wounds

... broad range of pathogens in the dressing, including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).(1) ... 5. Klevens RM, Morrison M, Nadle J. Invasive methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections in the United States. JAMA . 2007;298(15):1763-1771. ...

Study shows rise in antibiotic resistant pediatric head and neck infections

... nationwide increase in the prevalence of pediatric methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) head and neck infections from January 2001 to December 2006. ... from Alcon Laboratories Inc. Reference: Nationwide Trends in Pediatric staphylococcus aureus Head and Neck Infections, Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck ...

Rockefeller University's Center for Clinical and Translational Science funds 18 new pilot studies

... of a particular lysin in reducing surgical site infections caused by staphylococcus aureus. Jules Cohen, M.D., instructor in clinical investigation, Ralph ... is effective against multidrug-resistant strains and all other species of staphylococcus aureus. This trial also aims to develop a skin mouse model to be used to ...

HJF enters cooperative agreement to develop vaccine for staph infections

... Program will work with Nabi scientists to develop a licensed pentavalent staphylococcus aureus vaccine to prevent skin and soft tissue infection. The CRADA ... Leukocidinfound predominantly in community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and alpha toxin, produced by almost all S. aureus isolates. Those ...

MicroPhage Selects Lynn Taussig, MD for Board of Directors

... products are targeted for rapid detection of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) and MSSA (methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus) for screening and diagnostic applications. About ...

New Research Shows MicroPhage Test Accurately and Rapidly Detects Serious Bacterial Infections

... scientists reported that their novel platform to simultaneously identify staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections and determine antibiotic resistance or ... is 48- 72 hours for the same determinations. Infections caused by staphylococcus aureus account for 400,000 deaths a year and the methicillin-resistant ...

Rhode Island Hospital study finds local retail meat safe from antibiotic-resistant organisms

... have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and others in up to ... bacteria, which was found in a sample of pork from one store. Of note, staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-sensitive, not MRSA), was found in four of the 36 meat ...

Public Health Experts Provide Update on Current Infectious Diseases Threats

... to control and prevent MRSA infections. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections have become increasingly common in the past ... infection within and outside healthcare settings. MRSA are a type of staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly known as "Staph" that are resistant to many ...

Consumers Union Supports Proposed Expansion of Medicare Policy to Withhold Payments to Hospitals That Harm Patients

... vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism (formation/movement of a blood clot); staphylococcus aureus septicemia (bloodstream infection); and Clostridium difficile ... hospital acquired infections to the nonpayment list: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, and infections associated with hip replacement ...

Reuse of Antibacterial Wipes Can Spread Bacteria

... available wipes for disinfection were used on surfaces contaminated with staphylococcus aureus , including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). More information The Alliance for the Prudent Use ...

New Report Underscores Need for Congressional Action to Limit Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture

... E-Coli, Salmonella, Camphylobacter, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and other bacteria that these facilities cause. The ... a study in December linking a new strain of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) once found only in pigs to more than 20 percent of all human ...

NovaBay announces third quarter 2007 financial results

... kill pathogens in the nasal passages, including Methicillin-Resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The presence of MRSA in the nasal passages has been ... of bacterial and viral infections, including Methicillin-Resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). NovaBay has entered into a licensing and research ...

Factor key to severity of community-associated methicillin-resistant staph infections identified

... Newly described proteins in drug-resistant strains of the staphylococcus aureus bacterium attract and then destroy protective human white blood ... healthy people. Until now, no one had examined what role PSMs have in staphylococcus infection. The RML group identified previously unknown PSMs secreted by ...

New Study Reveals MRSA Bacteria Common Among Pigs and Farm Workers

... new study published in Veterinary Microbiology found methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevalent in Canadian pig farms and pig farmers, pointing to ... this bill. Citation Khanna et al. 2007. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus colonization in pigs and pig farmers. Veterinary ...

Biomist Inc.: Health Officials Discover New Technology to Kill Superbug MRSA

... Ill., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent surge in Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cases have thrust the infection into the spotlight. Most ... ME, Brady JM, Qutaishat SS, Borlaug G, Reed J, Reed KD, et al. Shift in staphylococcus aureus clone linked to an infected tattoo. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on ...
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