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Latest Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Stories

2014-08-01 08:26:36

UV disinfection device is game-changer for patients and hospital leaders alike MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare-associated infections like Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections, are putting more than patient lives at risk every single day. They're also poised to take big bites out of hospital budgets across the country - to the tune of millions -...

2014-07-31 23:04:04

MRSA has been found to be colonizing people’s homes. Sylmar, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 In a recent article on Salon.com titled “Antibiotic-resistant Superbug MRSA is Now Colonizing People’s Homes,” the author notes that MRSA is not as easily avoidable as once thought, because it’s now found in homes. MRSA is a strain of staph bacteria that is antibiotic-resistant, and, in turn, can be very difficult to treat in patients. MRSA is spread by coming in contact with a person who has...

2014-07-22 12:22:56

PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hussey Copper, a leader in copper manufacturing and maker of MD-Cu(29) antimicrobial copper announces Pullman Regional Hospital's conversion of more than 1,100 touch points to the first EPA-registered antimicrobial solid touch surface, at a nominal cost. This reasonably priced surface kills greater than 99.9% of MRSA, E-coli and other bacteria within 2 hours of exposure(1) and will aid the hospital in protecting against bacteria and...

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2014-07-20 10:13:16

Cheryl Dybas, National Science Foundation (NSF) Researchers discover natural clay deposits with antibacterial properties Superbugs, they're called: Pathogens, or disease-causing microorganisms, resistant to multiple antibiotics. Such antibiotic resistance is now a major public health concern. "This serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future," states a 2014 World Health Organization report, "it's happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to...

2014-07-17 08:29:20

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRX) today announced it has initiated patient enrollment in the first of two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials, known as OneStep-1 and OneStep-2, evaluating Locilex® (pexiganan cream 0.8%), the company's novel, broad-spectrum, topical antibiotic peptide, for the treatment of patients with mild infections of diabetic foot ulcers, or Mild DFI. According to medical literature, approximately 47% of all...

2014-07-15 23:05:36

Clearstream comments on the growing trend of U.S. food chains adopting antibiotic-free food practices, which the company says is an admirable feat but one that must be accompanied by advanced long-term antimicrobial technology throughout the entire food supply chain to truly control the spread of viral and bacterial contaminants and protect the public’s health. Harrisburg, NC (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 As consumer demand for antibiotic-free meat grows amid the worry that overuse in factory...

2014-07-15 10:12:40

The Institute for Genomic Biology Antibiotic resistance is depleting our arsenal against deadly diseases and infections, such as tuberculosis and Staph infections, but recent research shows promise to speed up the drug discovery process. In a study reported in ACS Chemical Biology, University of Illinois researchers developed a new technique to quickly uncover novel, medically relevant products produced by bacteria. Past techniques involved screening more than 10,000 samples to find...

2014-07-07 12:28:56

To Effectively Compete with Current Anti-MRSA Therapies, Emerging Agents Will Need to be Amenable to Outpatient Use, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, although vancomycin continues to be the standard-of-care for infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), there is growing concern among infectious disease (ID) specialists over rising vancomycin minimum inhibitory...

2014-06-30 23:13:21

JoTo PR recently cinched a feature in the North Caroline News Service for client Clearstream, LLC. Clearstream executives were quoted as expert sources with regard to the use of antibiotics on industrial farms, a practice which has now been shown to be contributing to growing antibiotic resistance and the spread of infectious diseases within communities. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Recent studies have surfaced with findings that connect the growth of the antibiotic-resistant...

2014-06-30 12:32:12

VANCOUVER, Wash., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SteriWeb Medical has announced FDA over the counter clearance for Omnicide Antimicrobial Gel , a long-lasting, non-antibiotic, petrolatum based topical gel with proven effectiveness against even the most resistant, virulent bacteria, such as MRSA, VRE, and CRE. Laboratory data has also demonstrated complete effectiveness against pathogenic fungi, molds, and yeasts, rendering Omnicide an appropriate choice for a wide variety of clinical...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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