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2008-07-17 06:00:00

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria have become a key concern in both the hospital and community setting. The spread of resistant strains, such as MRSA, underlines the urgent need for new strategies to treat and prevent these infections. Prophylactic vaccination of target groups could be a useful tool, but prudent group selection combined with alternative prevention strategies, will be key to success. Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is the most frequent pathogen present in the hospital setting...

2008-07-15 09:01:35

WOBURN, Mass., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that a new study shows use of AdvanDx's PNA FISH(TM) test was associated with an 82% reduction in mortality rates from S. aureus bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit (ICU), a 53% reduction in overall mortality from staphylococcal bloodstream infections, and a significant reduction in antibiotic use. The study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, the study was...

2007-10-23 06:00:17

By Ohnsman, Christina Ritterband, David; O'Brien, Terrence; Girgis, Dalia; Kabat, Al Key words: Azithromycin - Conjunctivitis - Fluoroquinolone - Macrolide - Moxifloxacin - Resistance ABSTRACT Objective: To examine in vitro resistance to azithromycin and moxifloxacin in bacterial conjunctivitis isolates. Methods: MIC^sub 90^s (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration) and resistance rates to azithromycin and moxifloxacin were determined based upon microtiter broth dilution and/or antimicrobial...

2007-01-10 03:00:13

By Giordano, Philip A; Elston, Dirk; Akinlade, Bolanle K; Weber, Kurt; Et al Key words: Cefdinir - Cephalexin - Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections - USSSI ABSTRACT Objectives: To compare the efficacy and safety of cefdinir to that of cephalexin In adolescents and adults with mild to moderate uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections (USSSI). Research design and methods: This was an investigator-blinded, multicenter study In which patients at least 13 years of age...

2005-09-07 19:07:20

A study of how the immune system reacts to strains of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria--emerging strains that sicken otherwise healthy people, or so-called "community-acquired" infections--has shown for the first time that these strains are more deadly and better at evading human immune defenses than more common S. aureus strains that originate in hospitals and other health-care settings. In a paper released today online in The Journal of Immunology, scientists from the...

2005-08-09 16:09:52

Staphylococcus aureus infections (S. aureus) create an enormous burden to hospitals by significantly increasing costs, length of patient stays and mortality rates, a Northwestern Memorial Hospital researcher found in the most comprehensive study to date, published today's Archives of Internal Medicine. The study, led by Gary Noskin, MD, an infectious diseases specialist and medical director of healthcare epidemiology and quality at Northwestern Memorial, examined two years of data from...


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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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