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MRSA Spread In ICUs Can Be Reduced By Universal Gown And Glove Policies
2013-10-06 05:40:37

The use of disposable gowns and gloves in all intensive care unit patient rooms could reduce the spread of MRSA by roughly 40 percent.

2013-10-03 23:27:18

The global market for healthcare-acquired infections (HAI) treatments and products was valued at $12.3 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $14.3 billion by 2013.

Unnecessary Antibiotics Prescriptions Still Widespread In US
2013-10-03 15:29:35

Researchers with Brigham and Women's Hospital say they have found a large discrepancy between outpatient visits requiring antibiotics and national prescribing rates, noting that high rates of unnecessary antibiotics prescriptions are still being prescribed across the US.

World MRSA Day 2013
2013-09-30 12:04:40

Survivors of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) gathered near Chicago on Saturday ahead of the fifth annual World MRSA Day on October 2.

2013-09-27 23:25:22

Mike Stephenson, a partner with McNeely Stephenson Thopy & Harrold, says long-term care facilities must be a part of the solution to the increasing problem posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Less Reliance On Antibiotics Can Prevent Dangerous Superbug Illness
2013-09-26 13:37:28

Public health officials have been calling for the more judicious use of antibiotics for years and a new study from UK researchers has indicated that using fewer antibiotics can help prevent illness from an antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ known as Clostridium difficile.

2013-09-23 23:33:17

CDC–sounds the alarm on drug resistant bacteria caused by antibiotic abuse.

2013-09-23 23:04:13

MRSA is a serious skin infection that is becoming increasingly prevalent, particularly among athletes – from pint-sized wrestlers to professional football players.

Antibiotic Resistance Urban Waterways
2013-09-20 12:08:08

A new study has found that sewage overflows and widespread antibiotic use are causing the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in urban waterways.


Latest Antibiotic resistance Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 21:07:20

Enterococcus is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is a main constituent of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of...

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2011-04-15 14:54:29

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most strains are harmless; however, some such as O157:H7 can cause food poisoning in humans and are often responsible for product recalls. The normal flora of the gut normally contains the harmless strains and often provide K2 to the body. They are not always confined to the intestine and have the ability to survive briefly outside of the body. It grows easily...

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