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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...

2010-12-07 12:47:31

Patients in hospitals and healthcare facilities can develop infections as a result of contamination of indwelling medical devices such as catheters with bacteria that are normal inhabitants of the skin of the patient or health care personnel. The bacterium Staphylococcus epidermidis is a major cause of such infections. This is in part because of its ability to form biofilms "” surface-attached agglomerations of microorganisms that are extremely difficult to eradicate "” on...

2010-09-07 16:13:48

Selfish bacterial cells that act in their own interests and do not cooperate with their infection-causing colleagues can actually reduce the severity of infection. The selfish behavior of these uncooperative bacteria could offer a new hope in the future fight against antibiotic resistant infections such as MRSA, according to a study carried out by researchers at The University of Nottingham. Bacteria work together by using a well-studied communication system called Quorum Sensing (QS). During...

2010-01-12 16:43:15

A new study finds that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) "“responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections including blood poisoning and pneumonia and a particular problem in hospitals "“ occurs in distinct geographical clusters across Europe, indicating that MRSA is being diffused by patients moving between hospitals rather than spreading freely in the community. The study, published in this week's PLoS Medicine, used an interactive Web tool to map...

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2009-01-20 07:30:00

According to researchers, an increasing number of children in the U.S. are developing head and neck infections due to bacteria called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Researchers have called on doctors to be careful in prescribing antibiotics for MRSA, which has been labeled a drug-resistant "superbug." "There is a nationwide increase in the prevalence of MRSA in children with head and neck infections that is alarming," Dr. Steven Sobol of Emory University told Reuters....

2009-01-03 13:26:01

Pharmacies in Britain sold more than 10,000 do-it-yourself cleaning kits last month alone amid fears of bacterium infection by consumers, officials say. PatientPak Chairman Jonathan Sayeed said his company enjoyed increased sales of its cleaning kits in December because off heightened concerns about the potential spread of infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. I'm not surprised at all by our sales, because people are...

2005-12-22 14:20:00

By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries must stop the misuse of antibiotics if they want to avoid an increase in deaths caused by "super bugs" resistant to medical care, the European Commission said on Thursday. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics has become a global phenomenon, accelerating the development of bacteria and making some bugs immune to the drugs normally used to fight them. "Certain treatments that we have come to depend on are becoming less effective,...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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