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2009-09-23 07:11:15

Unexpected research findings show resource managers and researchers may have to rethink how they determine if water will make people sick. Bacteria commonly used to indicate health risks in recreational waters might not be so reliable after all. Pathogenic E. coli were pervasive in stream-water samples with low concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria. This is one of the unexpected findings from recent research that may affect how researchers and resource managers rely on indicator...

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2009-05-29 10:14:41

Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) have been found in sewage sludge, a by-product of waste-water treatment frequently used as a fertilizer. Researchers writing in the open access journal Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica point out the danger of antibiotic resistance genes passing into the human food chain. Leena Sahlström, from the Finnish Food safety Authority, worked with a team of researchers from the Swedish National Veterinary Institute to study sewage sludge from a waste-water...

2008-10-22 09:00:42

WOBURN, Mass., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that a new medical study demonstrated use of AdvanDx's PNA FISH(TM) test reduced mortality by 42% for patients with highly drug resistant Hospital-Acquired Enterococcus faecium bloodstream infections (BSI's). In addition, the study demonstrated that PNA FISH reduced the time to reporting of laboratory identification results for all enterococcal BSI's by 2.6 days and reduced time to appropriate antimicrobial therapy for E....

2008-10-21 15:00:28

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) continues to leverage its powerful CUBICIN patient registry and experience database known by the acronym CORE. In September, the database registered its 5,000th patient entry. Researchers are presenting four posters at this year's ICAAC/IDSA joint conference based on data derived from the CORE database. 1. D. P. Levine, H. Hoffman-Roberts , J. Brown , K. C. Lamp. Outcomes with Daptomycin (DAP) for Infective Endocarditis (IE). Summary: This...

2008-10-09 12:00:19

U.S. researchers say they have discovered the human colon reacts to changes in a common bacterium in ways that might promote the growth of cancer. Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oklahoma City and from the University of Oklahoma studied a bacterium called Enterococcus faecalis that's commonly found in the human colon. The scientists said that bacterium can release a type of oxygen molecule called a superoxide, that damages DNA and might promote the...

2008-10-01 03:00:07

By Maranich, Ashley M Rajnik, Michael ABSTRACT Although vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infection of the central nervous system is not common, this organism is becoming an increasing problem in nosocomial infections. We report a 17- month-old male infant with an externalized ventricular peritoneal shunt secondary to infection who subsequently developed a vancomycin- resistant Enterococcus faecium ventriculitis. This infection was successfully treated with a 28-day course of linezolid...

2008-09-29 18:00:00

A COMMON bacterium may trigger cancer by damaging DNA in gut wall cells, research has shown. Enterococcus faecalis is one of the myriad of bugs that inhabit the intestines. Most of these bacteria are harmless and many are beneficial to health. But the new study suggests E. faecalis has a dark side. When its metabolism operates in a certain way, the bug releases a potentially dangerous by-product. Destructive oxygen molecules produced by E.faecalis damage DNA and alter the way...

2008-08-17 12:00:19

By Brenda Duran LONG BEACH - Officials will continue to keep nearly four miles of beach closed following test results that showed elevated bacteria levels after a sewage spill earlier this week. On Tuesday, a sewage spill of more than 20,000 gallons was caused by a broken sewer line near Watts that flowed down the Los Angeles River from Compton Creek and affected the beach from Alamitos Avenue to 72nd Place, according to the city. Helene Calvet, the city's health officer, said...

2008-08-01 12:00:41

By James Rosen / McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON - A prominent environmental group trashed South Carolina's beaches Tuesday, ranking their waters the sixth-most contaminated in the country. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control strongly disputed the findings of the Natural Resources Defense Council, or NRDC. It accused the environmental group of using incomplete or erroneous data. Among 1,214 samples taken and tested at 22 beaches along the South Carolina coast last...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

By Robert T. Garrett, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 30--AUSTIN -- Just two Texas beaches won the slightest of praise in an environmental group's ratings of clean water and protecting the public. Galveston Island's Stewart Park Beach and McGee Beach in Corpus Christi earned one-star ratings, for prompt reporting by local authorities when there's an outbreak of dangerous fecal contamination. The Natural Resources Defense Council gave 322 out of 3,516 beaches across the country one or...


Latest Enterococcus 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 14:36:05

Enterococcus faecalis "“ formerly classified as part of the Group D Streptococcus system "“ is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is one of the main constituents of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of the cases. It is a non-motile, facultatively anaerobic...

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