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2014-05-05 23:02:22

Pediatric patients with recurrent MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can find the help they seek at UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s new clinic. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Pediatric patients with recurrent MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can find the help they seek at UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s new clinic. The Recurrent MRSA Clinic will open Tuesday, May 6, and will be accepting referrals from primary care physicians. Dean Blumberg,...

Possible Treatment For All MRSA Strains 020113
2013-02-01 08:53:26

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) may be able to help develop treatments that work against all MRSA strains, according to an article recently published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. According to the Mayo Clinic, methicillin-resistant Staphyloccoccus aureus (MRSA) infections can be found in people who stay in hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis centers or other healthcare settings....

Toxin Could Help Immune System Beat Superbugs
2011-10-14 12:19:34

Researchers said on Thursday that they have discovered a toxin that could help a body's immune system beat superbugs. The toxin, SElX, is made by 95 percent of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.  It is released by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which leads the body's immune system to go into overdrive and damage healthy cells. SElX belongs to a family of toxins known as super antigens that can invoke an extreme immune response. The research looked at a strain...

2009-10-28 08:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- bioMerieux - a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics - today announced the U.S. launch of chromID MRSA, a simple and cost-effective solution in the struggle against MRSA. The product recently received FDA 510(k) clearance for the detection of MRSA, one of the most pervasive sources for high-morbidity healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in U.S. hospitals.(1) The current national debate on escalating healthcare costs includes screening for...

2009-05-26 08:17:06

With the H1N1 "swine flu" still spreading around the world, people are understandably concerned not only about the disease itself, but about the future implications. Emory University researchers believe there is cause for concern. In a report on community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), they note pneumonia caused by the infection typically occurs following an influenza-like illness. Other aspects of the disease are troubling as well. For example, statistics...

2009-03-18 08:23:58

USA300"”the major epidemic strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causing severe infections in the United States during the past decade"”inherits its destructiveness directly from a forefather strain of the bacterium called USA500 rather than randomly acquiring harmful genes from other MRSA strains. This finding comes from a new study led by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of...

2009-01-29 16:00:24

Inadequate hygiene among high school athletes increases their risk of contracting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report said effective MRSA skin and soft tissue infection outbreak prevention among high school football programs could be achieved by designing processes and facilities to enable and promote optimal player hygiene and better educating coaching staff. The...

2008-12-24 09:02:01

Researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health recently described studies that support the link between the severity of community-acquired antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA MRSA) infections and the Panton Valentine leukocidin (PVL).The Panton Valentine leukocidin is made up of two components - LukF-PV and LukS-PV - and is typically produced by community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus (CA MRSA). In the United States this strain is the most common CA MRSA...

2008-06-25 09:01:56

CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, cancer and respiratory diseases, today announced that the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy has published a paper entitled 'Susceptibility of 170 Isolates of the USA300 clone of MRSA to macrolides, clindamycin and the novel ketolide cethromycin.' The published...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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