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

... bacteria, including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), have discovered a potent staph toxin ... research involved more than 100 strains of S. aureus and S. epidermidis , both bacteria found on the ... This process is critical for the ability of S. aureus including community-acquired MRSAto cause ....

Immune System Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Staph Infections

... done on children with severe Staphylococcus aureus infections but applicable to all people, could ... response to infection, became overactive when S. aureus hits. Meanwhile, the genes in the children's ... who had contracted one of the strains of S. aureus during a five-year period and 24 healthy control ...

Researchers map how staph infections alter immune system

... profiles of children with severe Staphylococcus aureus infections, providing crucial insight into how ... on understanding precisely what the bacterium S aureus does within the host to disrupt the immune ... an individual's immune system responds to a S. aureus infection at the genetic level. "The beauty ...

Forest Laboratories Announces Positive Top-line Data from Two Pivotal Phase III Trials of Ceftaroline for the Treatment of Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP) Requiring Hospitalization

... such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and multidrug-resistant S. pneumoniae ... in-vitro against vancomycin-resistant S. aureus (VRSA) and linezolid-resistant S. aureus . Ceftaroline is a member of the cephalosporin ...

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

... including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci ... in the management of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) ... According to a study ... J. Invasive methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in the U.S. JAMA . ...

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

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

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

... isolates), Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible and -resistant ... isolates), Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible and -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

... of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Staphylococcus aureus (SA, typically Methicillin-sensitive) in blood ... or methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus -- are done via slower culture testing methods. ...

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

... bacteria as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Coming on the heels of Derma Sciences' ... (5) MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Healthcare Settings. Centers for ... (6) Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in the United States. A CDC ...

Study shows rise in antibiotic resistant pediatric head and neck infections

... of pediatric methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) head and neck infections from January 2001 ... a total of 21,009 pediatric head and neck S. aureus infections from 300 hospitals nationwide that ... 2001, approximately 12 percent of all isolated S. aureus in the study was methicillin resistant. During ...

MRSA pre-screening effective in reducing otolaryngic surgical infection rates

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

HJF enters cooperative agreement to develop vaccine for staph infections

... to develop a licensed pentavalent Staphylococcus aureus vaccine to prevent skin and soft tissue ... vaccine that induces antibodies to target S. aureus capsular polysaccharides Types 5, 8 and the cell ... methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and alpha toxin, produced by almost all ....

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

... bacteria Enterococcus faecium , Staphylococcus aureus , Klebsiella species, Acinetobacter ... against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, just one can be taken orally ... cannot tolerate them. Staphylococcus aureus : The only household name among the ESKAPE bugs, ...

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

... to simultaneously identify Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections and determine antibiotic ... Infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus account for 400,000 deaths a year and the ... as MRSA, now account for nearly half of all S. aureus infections. Current test methods are too ...

More severe bone infections, health complications in children linked to MRSA, researchers find

... emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as a major pathogen has led to more ... been straightforward because most S. aureus bacteria can be killed with existing antibiotics. ... study shows the transition from the normal S. aureus to the methicillin-resistant one that everybody ...

Bacterial Infection May Boost SIDS Risk

... researchers found high levels of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria in ... by non-infectious causes. In particular, S. aureus ("staph") and E. coli had a greater presence ... to be vulnerable," she said. Also, both S. aureus and E. coli are bacteria that make toxins, ...

Scientists uncover how superbug Staph aureus resists our natural defenses

... Libby set out to determine what makes Staph aureus a better pathogen than other bacteria. They ... to grow. The researchers found that Staph aureus has a mechanism that allows it to produce lactic ... in the harsh host environment. When Staph aureus is exposed to NO, it produces the novel enzyme ...

Some Facelift Patients Infected With MRSA 'Superbug'

... "superbug" methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, doctors from Lennox Hill-Manhattan ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, S. aureus , commonly found on the skin and in the nose of ... implies, is a particularly nasty strain of S. aureus that is resistant to the class of antibiotics ...

Community-Based Staph Pneumonia More Common Than Thought

... CAP [community-acquired pneumonia] caused by S. aureus . There are a lot of questions about this ... The CDC team looked for cases of S. aureus CAP in 2006-07 influenza season data from three ... one really knows what the true incidence of S. aureus CAP is. People suspect that ....

Bacteria Mix in Guts of Babies Predicts Obesity

... bifidobacteria and low numbers of Staphylococcus aureus may be protected from excess weight gain, ... at a healthy weight also had lower fecal S. aureus levels at 6 months and 12 months than did those who got heavy. The S. aureus may trigger low-grade inflammation, the authors ...

Bacterial toxin closes gate on immune response, Penn researchers discover

... toxin from the common bacterium Staphylococcus aureus shuts down the control mechanism of the tunnel, ... that the SMase C action against Kv1.3 helps S. aureus to neutralize host defenses, state the authors in ... inhibitors of SMase C may be a way to combat S. aureus infections. One strain of ....

Key to MRSA Virulence in Community Discovered

... methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) so virulent. Though more work must be ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , S. aureus , commonly found on the skin and in the nose of ... implies, is a particularly nasty strain of S. aureus that is resistant to the class of antibiotics ...

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

... in drug-resistant strains of the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium attract and then destroy protective human white blood cellsa key process ensuring that S. aureus survives and causes severe disease, according to ... part of the National Institutes of Health. S. aureus disease is a global public health concern because ...

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

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

Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Implements PNA FISH(R) Tests to Help Provide Better Care for Patients with Bloodstream Infections

... results 1 to 2 days sooner for such serious pathogens as Staphylococcus aureus , other staphylococci, Candida albicans and Candida glabrata ," said ... rapid and accurate identification of bloodstream pathogens, including S. aureus , Enterococcus species, P. aeruginosa and Candida species, directly ...

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

... of such virulent bacteria as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Speaking about the commencement of product sales, Derma ... staphylococcus aureus: MRSA 6.06 (>99.9999%) Staphylococcus aureus 7.10 (>99.99999%) Escherichia ...

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

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

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

... Both groups of physicians report methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections as the most commonly observed in chemotherapy patients. ... percent of oncologists have observed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections as the most common infection in chemotherapy patients. ...

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

... Both groups of physicians report methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections as the most commonly observed in chemotherapy patients. ... percent of oncologists have observed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections as the most common infection in chemotherapy patients. ...

Trius Presents New Data on Torezolid Antibiotic for Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infections

... of gram-positive bacteria including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Data presented at ... oxazolidinone, especially for the treatment of infections caused by S. aureus , including MRSA." Posters/abstracts are available on the Trius Web ...

BD and HandyLab Announce Exclusive Collaboration to Commercialize Molecular Assays

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

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

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

MRSA Cases Dropping in Hospital ICUs

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

Patients' Bath Basins Increase Risk for Hospital-Acquired Infections

... that were found, such as the superbug multiple-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vanocomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), S. aureus , Enterococci, gram-negative organisms, P. aeruginosa , C. albicans and ...

New twist on old medical technology may prevent amputations

... so that it becomes more vulnerable to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which recently surpassed HIV as the most deadly pathogen in the ... team also took the first close look at the effect of A. baumannii and S. aureus osteomyletis on bone biochemistry. When bacteria infect bone, they ...

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

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

Cepheid Receives Health Canada License for First Molecular Diagnostic Test for MRSA and S. aureus Soft Tissue Infections

... test for the rapid detection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Staphylococcus aureus (SA, typically Methicillin-sensitive) in skin and soft tissue infections. ...

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

... antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and others in up to 2.5 ... 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

... and prevent MRSA infections. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections have become increasingly common in the past few ... 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

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