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US Hospitals Increasingly Colonized by Drug-resistant Germs

...ulting in a virtual invasion by the drug-resistant staph bacteria, also called the superbugs. At least 3...in-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, these staph germs can cause skin infections that in rare cases have led to pneumonia, bloodstream infections and...

Researchers Discover How Antibiotic Inhibits Bacterial Growth

...reatment of infections caused by pathogens such as staph and strep, including multi-drug-resistant bacteria. Skin infections, pneumonia, and other diseases can be treated with linezolid. It is marketed in the United States as Zyvox. Mankin and his colleagues managed not only to crosslink the drug to its ...

MRSA, the Super Bug Spreading to Urban Poor in US

The incidence of drug-resistant staph infections has risen almost seven-fold in some Chi...in-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, these staph germs can cause skin infections that in rare cases have led to pneumonia, bloodstream infections and...

‘Fingerprints’ to Track Common Infections in Childrn

... one of four common infections: flu (influenza A); staph (Staphylococcus aureus); strep (Streptococcus pneu... different set of genes distinguished E. coli from staph infections with 85 percent accuracy. Further investigation demonstrated clear distinction between vi...

Americans’ Concern for Skin Infections, Flu, Spreads Across the Countr

Type “schools and staph infections” into a leading Internet search engine,...critical roles in helping to prevent the spread of staph infections in schools, homes and health care settings,” said Nancy Bock, SDA Vice President of Educa...

Findings Suggest New Method to Fight Staph Infections

... Tennessee recently have reported several cases of staph infection among students and school workers. //A b... the research, applying Staphylococcus aureus, the staph bacterium, directly to football pads. "One surprising observation made," he said, "was that if sta...

MRSA Linked with Rise in Bacterial Infections

...uarter to a third of all people. Usually harmless, staph can cause skin infections such as pimples and boil... physicians to suspect this kind of drug-resistant staph can lead to treatment with the wrong antibiotic. Pyomyositis is an acute bacterial infection of s...

MRSA - more prevalent than ever

Drug-resistant staph infections have affected more than 50% of the pati... antibiotics but most of them just assume that the staph strain causing the infection will be susceptible to routine antibiotics, says M. Lindsay Grayson, pr...

Deadly superbug on the rise

...on in the late 1950s. By 1997, about 40 percent of staph infections in hospitalized patients were found to be resistant to methicillin. “It appears now that everyone is at risk," research team leader Gregory Moran said in a written statement. "So if you think you have a spider bite or other type of skin ...

News Antibiotic To Combat Hospital Infection

... in South African soil, which they say could fight staph an infection known as that can cause pneumonia in hospital settings and skin infections in the general population. It may also fight another infection named as Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) that live in the digestive and genital tracts...

Golden Staph- the super bug spreads, posing a major health risk.

...during the survey that community-associated golden staph strains were gradually getting resistant to antimicrobial medicines. Community-associated golden staph commonly shows up as severe boils and abscesses, and can become very serious causing blood poisoning...

Atypical Antibiotics For Super Bugs

...omycin-resistant MRSA, a rare but extremely deadly staph strain for which treatment options are extremely limited, they say. Besides fighting staph bacteria, the compounds have the potential to work against a wide range of other types of infectious...

Infective endocarditis is often due to outside infections

...o. Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, also known as staph bacteria, lives on the skin surfaces and is quite ...actors that affect the Endocarditis infection from staph bacteria are hemodialysis, diabetes, intravascular device source, receipt of vancomycin, infection f...

Reducing The Rate Of Infections

...atal. Among those potentially fatal infections are staph infections. About 30 percent of us carry a harmless form of it in our noses. Researchers studied the antibiotic Bactroban when it was rubbed in patients' noses before surgery. The result was a nearly 50-percent reduction in infections among carriers ...

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