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Mercy Hospital at Folsom Acquires Advanced Germicidal Technology to Battle MRSA, C. diff, Acinetobacter and Other Drug-Resistant Pathogens

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Scanning the CDC website can be a frightening experience for a patient awaiting surgery. The CDC concedes that over two million patients will acquire a hospital infection this year, and that as many as 100,000 will die as a result. CDC studies found that...

Prototype, 7-foot-tall sanitizer automates disinfection of hard-to-clean hospital equipment

... potentially dangerous gram-positive bacteria, such as MRSA and VRE, as well as gram-negative type bacteria, most notably, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and acinetobacter baumannii, plus some types of fungi. "Our study results with the prototype offer strong evidence that more can be done to disinfect noncritical eq...

Next-Generation Hemostatic Dressing Available for Military Emergencies

... former Major, U.S. Army. In testing, ChitoGauze demonstrated antibacterial properties against a wide range of microorganisms, including MRSA, VRE and acinetobacter Baumannii. HemCon's proprietary manufacturing process and the natural, unique characteristics of chitosan together create the ChitoGauze mechani...

Next-Generation Hemostatic Dressing Available for Military Emergencies

... former Major, U.S. Army. In testing, ChitoGauze demonstrated antibacterial properties against a wide range of microorganisms, including MRSA, VRE and acinetobacter Baumannii. HemCon's proprietary manufacturing process and the natural, unique characteristics of chitosan together create the ChitoGauze mechani...

European researchers look for new ways to fight multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections

...listin to treat infections caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa or acinetobacter baumannii. At the same time, the lack of economic benefits has reduced the ...stant gram-negative bacteria - Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Helicobacter pylori, acinetobacter baumannii and Escherichia coli. These bacteria cause respiratory, digestive...

Superbug risk to war wounded

...ds with multidrug resistant bacteria. The potentially lethal microbes include superbugs such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), acinetobacter baumannii , Pseudomonas aeruginosa , Klebsiella species and Escherichia coli . Dr Clinton K. Murray, from Brooke Army Medical Center, USA, told t...

A Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic with Activity Against MRSA and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Would Earn a Higher Patient Share in the U.S. than in Europe for the Treatment of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

...hmark therapy, Zosyn/Tazocin and perceive the agent to be more active against ESBL-producing E. coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae , Pseudomonas and acinetobacter ," stated Hemali Patel, Ph.D., analyst at Decision Resources. "Prescribers we surveyed agree that Primaxin is the most effective antibiotic for hospit...

Old Tech Helps Soldiers With New Wound Infection

...ldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a study conducted by a team of orthopedic, military and pharmaceutical researchers. A bacteria called acinetobacter baumannii is common in the Middle East and present in more than 30 percent of soldiers recovering from open fractures in field hospitals in Iraq and ...

New twist on old medical technology may prevent amputations

...ually occurs in severe fractures when bone is exposed to open air. Although acinetobacter baumannii rarely causes OM in the United States, it is very prevalent in th...he environment, although the exact cause is not known. Multi-drug resistant acinetobacter baumannii (MDRAB) infections is oftentimes treated with an older class of d...

APIC 2009 'Targeting Zero' Initiative Offers Practical Tools, Evidence-Based Elimination Strategies to Prevent the Deadliest Healthcare-Associated Infections

...er-associated blood stream infections, MRSA in long-term care settings and acinetobacter baumannii , an antibiotic-resistant bacterium causing infections in wounded...d blood stream infections MRSA in long-term care settings acinetobacter baumannii HAIs are a critical public health issue, affectin...
Acinetobacter in Medical Technology

Rendell Administration Announces Health Research Grants From Tobacco Settlement Funds

...SA) ranks among the most prevalent causes of infections in hospitals. It is easily transmitted within the hospital and is now found in the community. acinetobacter baumannii ( A. baumannii ) and Clostridium difficile ( C. difficile ), other bacteria that have developed drug resistance, also cause life-threaten...

Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Recent and Upcoming Presentations at Scientific Conferences

...y against serious multidrug resistant Gram-negative pathogens, including, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Klebsiella pneumoniae, acinetobacter baumanii and Escherichia coli. About Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a product-driven small molecule drug discovery and...

Bad News to Bad Bugs: Northern Antibiotics Develops Novel Polymyxins With Reduced Toxicity

...-producing strains) the MIC90 is identical to that of polymyxin B. While NAB 739 is already alone highly active against multidrug-resistant strains of acinetobacter baumannii, it also at very low subinhibitory concentrations sensitizes this bacterium to other antibiotics. A paper entitled "Novel polymyxin derivati...

Wyeth Receives Approvable Letter from FDA for TYGACIL for the Treatment of Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia

...d -resistant isolates), Enterococcus gallinarum, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus epidermidis (methicillin-susceptible and -resistant isolates), acinetobacter baumannii, Aeromonas hydrophila, Citrobacter koseri, Enterobacter aerogenes, and Pasteurella multocida. The clinical significance of in vitro activity...

Congressional Funds Awarded for Testing of Antimicrobial Copper Metals

...quired infections in patients. Rates of infection are being measured using three indicator organisms: MRSA, vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) and acinetobacter baumannii. The surfaces involved in the study are typically made of coated carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel or plastic, which have little or no...

FDA Accepts Wyeth's Supplemental New Drug Application for Tygacil for the Treatment of Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia

...d -resistant isolates), Enterococcus gallinarum, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus epidermidis (methicillin-susceptible and -resistant isolates), acinetobacter baumannii, Aeromonas hydrophila, Citrobacter koseri, Enterobacter aerogenes and Pasteurella multocida. The clinical significance of in vitro activity ...

Federal Funding Awarded to Test Antimicrobial Properties of Copper Metals

...acquired infections in patients. Rates of infection will be measured using three indicator organisms: MRSA, vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) and acinetobacter baumannii, of particular concern since the beginning of the Iraq War. The surfaces involved in the study are typically made of stainless steel or plas...
Acinetobacter in Biological News

Bacteria create aquatic superbugs in waste treatment plants

... School of Public Health and his team sampled water containing the bacteria acinetobacter at five sites in and near Ann Arbor's wastewater treatment plant. They ...sed bacteria to become resistant to common drugs. Xi's group chose to study acinetobacter because it is a growing cause of hospital-acquired infections and because o...

Winter brings flu, summer brings bacterial infections

...ssional journal. The study examined infections caused by several gram-negative bacteria, including E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. cloacae, and acinetobacter baumannii. The greatest increases in infection due to higher temperatures were found with P. aeruginosa, a common cause of burn, external ear, urinary...

American Society for Microbiology honors Regina S. Van Brakle

... Van Brakle's team quickly recognized the emergence of multi-drug resistant acinetobacter in traumatic wounds suffered by returning soldiers. She aggressively partne...oratory using Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis that maintains a database of acinetobacter isolates to aid in further research and to assist in controlling spread to ...

Supersized 'island' of resistance genes discovered in an infectious bacterium

... Researchers have discovered a cluster of 45 genes coding for antibacterial drug resistance in the bacterium, acinetobacter baumannii, a major cause of hospital-acquired infections worldwide. The study was reported in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. "We expected t...

Gaining ground in the race against antibiotic resistance

...and tested it in the laboratory strain E. coli. The gene is very similar to lactamase genes found in disease-causing bacteria such as Pseudomonas and acinetobacter -- common culprits in resistant, hard-to-treat hospital infections. And it is almost identical to a lactamase gene found in Bacillus anthracis, which ...
Acinetobacter in Biological Technology

Northern Antibiotics Presents New Data on Novel Polymyxin Compounds at the Joint ICAAC/IDSA 2008

...erial against polymyxin-susceptible Gram-negative enteric bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp, and Enterobacter spp., as well as against acinetobacter baumannii. The representatives of the second series (lead compound, NAB7061) have only a weak direct action but sensitize in a very remarkable degree ...
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