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An outbreak of infection due to linezolid and methicillin-resistant StaphylococcuS aureus (LRSA) in 12 intensive care unit patients in Spain was associated with transmission within the hospital and extensive usage of the antibiotic linezolid, often used for the treatment of serious infections, with reductions in linezolid use and infection-control measures associated with resolution of the outbreak.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cempra Pharmaceuticals today announced positive results from its Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and tolerability of the novel front loading dosing regimen of TAKSTA(TM) (CEM-102, sodium fusidate), the company's oral, anti-methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) antibiotic.
Researchers identify the specific mechanism that triggers resistance to vancomycin.
WALTHAM, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that a therapy's effect on overall clinical success is the attribute that most influences surveyed infectious disease specialists' prescribing decisions in the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs).
DURHAM, N.C., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- bioMerieux - a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics - today announced the launch of the first Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared chromID(TM) VRE, a simple and cost-effective solution in the struggle against vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cempra Pharmaceuticals today announced completion of enrollment of the Phase 2 portion of its Phase 2/3 clinical trial of TAKSTA (sodium fusidate; CEM-102) for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
The often feared and sometimes deadly infections caused by MRSA â€“ methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus â€“ are now moving out of hospitals and emerging as an even more virulent strain in community settings and on athletic teams, and raising new concerns about antibiotic resistance.
PARIS, December 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Novexel, a speciality pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel antibiotics designed to overcome the significant global problem of microbial drug resistance, announces today that its shareholders have signed a definitive agreement whereby Novexel shall be acquired by AstraZeneca for a total cash consideration of up to $505 million, including contingent payments and the net cash position of the company at closing.
PARIS, November 6 /PRNewswire/ -- - Trial Will Compare NXL103 With Leading Oral Agent Linezolid for the Treatment of Multi-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infections Novexel, a speciality pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel antibiotics designed to overcome the significant global problem of microbial resistance, announces today that its most advanced oral antibacterial NXL103 (flopristin/linopristin), has started a Phase II clinical trial...
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...
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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