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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...

2008-10-07 09:00:55

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid today announced the release of Xpert(TM) vanA/vanB as a European CE IVD Mark product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test delivers rapid detection of vanA and/or vanB genes, the genes most commonly associated with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) -- one of the more serious healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) worldwide. The 45-minute test runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert(R) System, 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...

2008-08-01 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...

2008-06-26 06:02:33

By Jennifer Lebovich and Malka Abramoff, The Miami Herald Jun. 26--Swimmers were advised to stay out of the ocean from Golden Beach to Matheson Hammock on Wednesday after health officials discovered bacteria levels exceeding state standards at 12 Miami-Dade beaches. The no-swim advisory came after more beaches failed the bacteria indicator test than at any time since the county joined the state's beach monitoring program in 2002. Swimming in the water can increase risk of...

2008-06-18 21:00:12

By Sherry Koonce, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jun. 19--Visitors to McFaddin Beach or Sea Rim State Park are urged to stay out of the water because of elevated bacteria levels Jefferson County issued a beach water advisory for the two coastal areas after samples collected by Lamar University were found to have elevated levels of the Enterococcus bacteria. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers anything above 104 colonies to be unsafe. Ellen Cover, director of Lamar...


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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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