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2011-06-02 08:58:20

MRSA transmission may be occurring in fire stations, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of APIC "“ the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. The purpose of the study, conducted by investigators from the University of Washington School of Public Health, was to determine potential areas within the fire stations that were contaminated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus...

2011-05-24 18:59:47

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning podcast series, "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions," focuses on new blood test that can quickly tell whether patients are infected with an antibiotic-resistant bacterium that's become a global threat, significantly improving treatment. This "superbug" is called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or simply MRSA. The podcast explains how MRSA started off as a threat mainly in hospitals and nursing homes...

2011-03-31 07:31:00

MRSA - the public health disaster that kills more Americans every year than AIDS CHICAGO, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRSA Survivors Network urgently pleads with the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America (SHEA) along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to finally declare MRSA an ongoing epidemic during SHEA's April 1- 4, 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting in Dallas, TX. They should finally recognize this public health disaster by acknowledging...

2011-01-27 14:42:42

Screening patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) produces cost savings for the whole hospital, according to a study that used a statistical simulation model published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of APIC - the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Conducted by a team of researchers at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a 279-bed...

2011-01-05 13:29:38

Will help physicians manage common antibiotic-resistant superbug AT A GLANCE     * The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) released its first-ever guidelines for the treatment of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which will help physicians determine the most appropriate care for infections due to the common bacterium.     * MRSA is the most common cause of skin infections that send people to the emergency room. Its invasive form kills...

2010-10-13 05:00:00

WAYNE, Pa. and LIVERPOOL, England, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Detection Inc. (MDI), a company developing Detect-Ready(TM) assays designed to increase the speed and accuracy of infectious disease diagnosis, today announced that its Detect-Ready MRSA assay has received its first independent validation in a study conducted at St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust, a leading teaching hospital in the UK. The study results were presented this week at HIS 2010, the Seventh International...

2010-09-29 07:31:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World MRSA Day kickoff global event at Loyola University Chicago will broadcast live via webstream on October 1, 2010 starting at 10:00AM (CDT) and can be viewed on 3M's website and at www.worldmrsaday.org. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090825/DC65136LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090825/DC65136LOGO) "We are all in this together - the community and healthcare industry are united to raise awareness, educate...

2010-09-09 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cempra Pharmaceuticals today announced its schedule of 16 poster presentations at the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Boston, Mass., on September 12-15, 2010. Cempra's posters will present data on its oral anti-MRSA antibiotic, TAKSTA (sodium fusidate, or CEM-102), and on its novel fluoroketolide antibiotic, solithromycin (CEM-101). The posters on TAKSTA will present data that include Phase 2 study...

2010-09-09 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cempra Pharmaceuticals today announced abstracts to be presented on its oral anti-MRSA antibiotic, TAKSTA (sodium fusidate, formerly CEM-102), at the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), September 12 to 15, 2010, in Boston. Data to be presented demonstrate that TAKSTA showed clinical success rates and tolerability comparable to oral linezolid. Presentations will also provide additional data that...

2010-08-17 07:31:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRSA Survivors Network, the Chicago-based nonprofit organization, launches their second annual World MRSA Day kick-off event at Loyola University Chicago on October 1, 2010. The 2010 global theme for World MRSA Day is: 'The MRSA Epidemic - A Call to Action.' Other events are planned in the United States, U.K. and Canada throughout the month of October, World MRSA Awareness Month. (Logo; http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090825/DC65136LOGO )...