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Latest Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Stories

2013-10-17 10:40:51

Destroys drug-resistant bacteria but safe for human exposure Despite major efforts to keep operating rooms sterile, surgical wound infections remain a serious and stubborn problem, killing up to 8,200 patients a year in the U.S. A study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers suggests that narrow-spectrum ultraviolet (UV) light could dramatically reduce such infections without damaging human tissue. The study, conducted in tissue culture, was published today in the journal...

Third NFL Player For Tampa Bay Buccaneers Develops MRSA Infection
2013-10-14 07:30:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MRSA, a dangerous staph infection that is notoriously resistant to antibiotics, has been diagnosed in several football players from Florida since August. On Friday, October 11, team doctors for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed that a third player had developed the dangerous MRSA staph infection. Previously, two players on the team -- Lawrence Tynes and Carl Nicks -- had been diagnosed with the antibiotic-resistant infection in...

2013-10-07 11:33:35

University of Notre Dame researchers Shahriar Mobashery and Mayland Chang and their collaborators in Spain have published research results this week that show how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) regulates the critical crosslinking of its cell wall in the face of beta-lactam antibiotics. The work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals the mechanistic basis for how the MRSA bacterium became such a difficult pathogen over the previous 50...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The use of disposable gowns and gloves in all intensive care unit (ICU) patient rooms could reduce the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by roughly 40 percent, according to new research published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Yale New Haven Health System Center for Healthcare Solutions reported in...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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